BLUDENZ, AUSTRIA - JULY 25: Alpine cattle herder Martin Riedmann (R) and seasonal worker Michael Wohlgenannt are pictured on their daily circuit scanning the meadows for lost and injured cattle around... more 
BLUDENZ, AUSTRIA - JULY 25: Alpine cattle herder Martin Riedmann (R) and seasonal worker Michael Wohlgenannt are pictured on their daily circuit scanning the meadows for lost and injured cattle around alpine dairy Alpe Albona in the Vorarlberg mountain range of western Tyrol on July 25, 2013 near Bludenz, Austria. Riedmann is commissioned by farmers from his home village of Dornbirn to lead the cattle up into the mountains every summer, where the animals thrive on the abundant alpine meadows. Riedmann sleeps in a traditional alm, which has only simple photovoltaic electricity, and he must bring his own supplies of food and other necessities. Alm tradition, which in many cases also includes artisanal alpine cheese production and other crafts, dates back centuries and is an integral part of alpine culture in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and northern Italy. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images) less 
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