The postcard here is a sort of landmark, too: it's my 1,000th official received postcrossing postcard! A really nice one, too, with a lovely message at the back.
The photograph was taken by Steve McCurry and shows a man in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Steve McCurry (born February 24, 1950) is an American photojournalist best known for his photograph, "Afghan Girl" that originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. There is actually an exhibition of his photographs going on in Birmingham at the moment, I really want to check it out at some point. I've seen a few of McCurry's photographs and really like them, he's got a talent at capturing emotions in his photographs.
The stamp is from a set of 4 stamps issued in 2009, depicting Endangered or Extinct Species. This one here is the Aurochs.