Icelandic cowboys- annual sheep round ups at Hrunaréttir

The annual sheep rounds have begun with farmers gathering the sheep which have grazed freely during the summer and into dividing pens called "réttir." One of the most famous "réttir" in Iceland is Hrunaréttir, in Flúðir, south Iceland. 

"The lambs are good this year, better than last year," said Steinar Halldórsson, farmer at Auðsholt and "king of the mountain," which means that he leads the group of farmers on horseback on their search for sheep. Lambs are already being slaughtered and Icelandic supermarkets are labelling fresh lamb as "Nýslátrað"for those interested. 

Morgunblaðið photographer Eggert Jóhannsson captured the atmosphere at Hrunaréttir on Saturday. 

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