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A reindeer waiting to be killed for food, Nadym Region, Siberia  
   

A reindeer waiting to be killed for food, Nadym Region, Siberia

Nomads of the Arctic

March 11th 2012
In the flat, white tundra it was hard to appreciate the vastness of 10,000 reindeer. I stood next to our sledge while grunting, snorting seas of bodies and antlers flowed around me in one direction then another. Dogs kept them moving while a Nenets man on a reindeer-drawn sledge, directing his transport beasts with light blows from a long wooden pole, moved from one part of the herd to another, lo ... read more
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