I just received a copy of the National Geographic (Hungary) special edition dedicated entirely to ‪‎horses‬, with my image of my pal Julio Muñoz and his horse Diana in the colonial city of Trinidad, Cuba‬, as a double-page spread.

It’s one of my favorite images… not simply because I think it illustrates the gentility of the Cuban people, which I so admire, but also because Diana died unexpectedly two days later.

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Christopher P Baker

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Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.