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The native community of Uelen is pounded by heavy seas during an autumn storm.Less sea ice in recent years has resulted in more storm damage to the buildings. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Chukchi hunter, Geora Eymetitin, driving his dog sled. Chukotkiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Oleg Ukutagin drags a Baidarka (Umiaq) while hunting at the floe edge. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Out of respect to the spirit of a dead seal, a Chukchi boy, Vasa Pilanto, pours water into its mouth. Chukotka, Siberia.

Yuri Ilkay, an elderly Chukchi, dressed for winter seal hunting. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Tatiana Amytitina, an elderly Chukchi woman, from Uelen. Chukotskij Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Yuri Ilkay, an elderly Chukchi, dressed in traditional winter clothes.  Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Chukchi hunter Alexei Pilanto with his son Vasa at their home in Uelen. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Geora Eymetitin, a Chukchi, drives his dog team by a pressure ridge near Cape Dezhnev. Chukotka, Siberia.

The native community of Uelen is pounded by heavy seas during an autumn storm.Less sea ice in recent years has resulted in more storm damage to the buildings. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Chukchi artist Lydia Teutina engraving a walrus tusk at her home in Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Festival scene engraved on a walrus tusk by Chukchi artist Oleg Prasov. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Minature ritual mask carved from walrus ivory (circa 1000 B.C.-1000.A.D.) Bering Strait, Chukotka, Russia

Chukchi artist Lydia Teutina holding one of her engraved walrus tusks. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Native whale bone carving.

Detail of a walrus hunting scene engraved onto a walrus tusk. Chukotka, Eastern Siberia.

Ljuba Eynes, a well known native artist from Uelen, engraving a piece of walrus ivory. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Ritual objects carved from walrus ivory (circa 1000 B.C.- 1000.A.D.) Bering Strait, Chukotka, Russia

A face carved in whale bone by Edward Tachenko a native artist from Uelen. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Chukchi hunters travelling from Uelen to Dezhnovka by dog sled on a windy November day. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia.

Hunters' huts and boats at  Dezhnovka in the autumn. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Lema, a Chukchi woman, rests on her sled during a break on a journey by dog team. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Portrait of Yakov Vukutagin, a Chukchi hunter from Uelen. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Two Chukchi boys, Larik Vukuchyvun (left) & Matvey Keytegin hunting seals from the snow covered shoreline. Dezhnovka, Chukotka Siberia

Standing by his baidarka (walrus skin boat), Yakov Vukutagin, hunts seals from the shoreline at Dezhnovka.  Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Yura Timnekkvun, a Chukchi hunter from Uelen checks his sled dogs during a storm at Dezhnovka. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Two Chukchi boys walk along the snow covered shoreline at Dezhnovka in the autumn. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Standing by his baidarka (walrus skin boat), Yakov Vukutagin, hunts seals from the shoreline at Dezhnovka.  Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A Chukchi hunter with his harpoon at the ready during a whale hunt near Nuniamo. Lavrentiya, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Chukchi girls hang out on a whaling boat at sunset, Inchoun. Chukotka. Siberia. Russia.

Zhenya Stoyanova, a Chukchi woman, removes a Chum salmon from her fishing net in Anadyr Bay. Anadyr, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Zhenya Stoyanova, a Chukchi woman, holds up a Chum salmon she has caught in Anadyr Bay. Anadyr, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Mikhail Tynentegin, a retired Chukchi reindeer herder, and his wife Natalia. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

A Chukchi man driving his dog team on a stormy day near Yanrakynnot. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Street in the native Chukchi village of Neshkan. Chukotkskiy Peninsula. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Geora Eymetitin, a Chukchi hunter, rests on his sled during a dog sled trip. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Yura Timnekkvun, a Chukchi hunter from Uelen, wearing traditional dress. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Jakov Vukvutagin, working on a walrus ivory carving of a dog sled. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Two young Chukchi women chatting in the village of Neshkan. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Brightly coloured apartment blocks with murals of native Chukchi in the town of Anadyr. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Sveta Tymeraskova, a young Chukchi woman, plays a Wii video game at her home in Anadyr. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A young Chukchi boy with his bicycle on the main street of Uelen after an autumn snow fall. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
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