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The Tsaatan (Dukha) Reindeer Nomads from the Mongolian North, or the Dark Heavens. Photographs by Hamid Sardar-Afkhami

This Mongolian reindeer rider was photographed by D. G. Ganba.  #Mongolia #Mongolian #Altaic #Turan

This Mongolian reindeer rider was photographed by D. G. Ganba. #Mongolia #Mongolian #Altaic #Turan

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The Huvsgul Lake National Park, Mongolia. The Tsaatan tribe of nomads have grazing rights for their reindeer herds in the park. by LiveLoveLaughMyLife

White Reindeer  They look so beautiful and peaceful. I love seeing animals and humans living together in harmony. I wonder if they are domesticated or wild?

White Reindeer

White Reindeer They look so beautiful and peaceful. I love seeing animals and humans living together in harmony. I wonder if they are domesticated or wild?

Mongolian boy with his hunting partner, a Golden Eagle. When a boy turns 13 and is strong enough to carry the weight of a grown eagle, his father starts training him in the ancient hunting technique.

Samarkand, 13 years old, the youngest eagle hunter competitor -.

The Reindeer people of Mongolia 703-06: Sanjim who is the male elder of the Tsaatan who live high in the mountains of northern Mongolia. Faces his biggest fear which is that the young people may decide to leave the taiga, and that old people like him will end up alone. Sanjim rides his reindeer on their summer range. Donna Todd/Lightmediation

Kenzo on a Reindeer - inspiration! A tribal elder rides his reindeer across the steppes of Mongolia. His tribe has been recorded as domesticating their reindeer for the last years. by reiternick

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Or if you don't have a horse.well, you ride a reindeer! Photograph by Tim Walker for Vogue December 2011 In northern Mongolia, reindeer territory, Puje fearlessly explores the wild landscape.

We can honestly say that the Dukha people who inhabit Northern Mongolia are truly magical. This tribe shares a fascinating connection with the animals and landscape and live in perfect harmony with them, this type of connection is rarely seen in today’s world where we have completely forgotten wh…

Through his photos of the nomadic Dukha people in northern Mongolia, photographer and scholar Hamid Sardar-Afkhami gives us an unprecedented look into the everyday lives of a people that rely on herds of migrating reindeer for their day-to-day existence.

Mongolian Camel Races via shitmyjorts.com

Bumpy ride: Mongolian tribesmen take part in a camel race during a winter Naadam festival in Hulun Buir, north China’s Inner Mongolia region (via Camels show they’re pretty nippy at winter Naadam festival in Hulun Buir

The Mongolia Taiga is a particularly challenging land — it is difficult to navigate and endures harsh winters.

These photos of a lost Mongolian tribe are incredible

diaphanee: “The Everyday life of the Dukha Reindeer people living in Mongolia, photographed by the scholar Hamid Sardar-Afkhami.

Shooting Film: 'Before They Pass Away' by Jimmy Nelson riding a reindeer like a horse snow covered mountains,

Tsaatan (reindeer people) are the last reindeer herders who survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subartic taiga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. Presently, only 44 families.

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