Inland Chukchi
(Winter)

Arctic People Galleries


Grisha Rahtyn, a Chukchi reindeer herder, iced up at -30 C after working with his reindeer during the winter.Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Vitya Nutetgevev, a young Chukchi reindeer herder stands in the doorway of a Yaranga (traditional tent). Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A Yaranga (traditional tent) at sunrise in a Chukchi reindeer herders' winter camp on the tundra. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Inside the Polog (inner tent) of his Yaranga, Chukchi reindeer herder, Grisha Rahtyn, dresses entirely in traditional reindeer skin clothing. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A kettle hanging over an oil lamp inside a Chukchi Yaranga (traditional tent). Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Natasha Nomro, a Chukchi woman, removing frost from the inside of her Yaranga (traditional tent). Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Natasha Nomro, a Chukchi woman, scraping snow from the top of her reindeer skin Yaranga at a  herders' winter camp on the tundra. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Natasha Nomro, a Chukchi woman, scraping snow from the top of her reindeer skin Yaranga at a  herders' winter camp on the tundra. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Vitya Nutetgevev, a young Chukchi reindeer herder, eating a morning meal of raw frozen reindeer meat inside the Polog of a Yaranga. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Grisha Rahtyn, a Chukchi reindeer herder, leading two of his draught animals. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Grisha Rahtyn, a Chukchi reindeer herder, unharnesses one of his draught animals. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Olga looks through the ventilation hole of a Polog (inner tent) inside a traditional Chukchi reindeer skin Yaranga. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Grisha Rahtyn, a Chukchi reindeer herder, dressed in traditional fur clothing at his winter camp on the tundra. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A Chukchi reindeer herder dragging a sled behind him on his way to check the herd. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Natasha Nomro, a Chukchi woman, at a winter reindeer herders' camp on the tundra. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Chukchi reindeer herders putting the cover on a Yaranga (traditional tent). Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Chukchi reindeer herders prepare to put the cover on a Yaranga (traditional tent). Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A Chukchi reindeer herder travelling back to his winter camp by reindeer sled. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Yashka, a young Chukchi reindeer herder, dragging firewood (willow) back to camp on his sled. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A reindeer herd at a Chukchi herders' winter camp on the tundra. Chukotskiy Peninsula. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Natasha Nomro & Grisha Rahtyn, Chukchi reindeer herders, at their winter camp on the tundra. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

At mealtime in their Yaranga, Chukchi reindeer herders, Grisha Rahtyn & Natasha Nomro, share a bowl of hot reindeer stew. Chukotskiy Peninsula,  Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Grisha Rahtyn, a Chukchi reindeer herder, stands by a fire he has made with a bow drill for a traditional ritual. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Grisha Rahtyn, a Chukchi reindeer herder, prepares to make fire with a bow drill & traditional fire making device during a ritual. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Idols & other traditional sacred objects used by Chukchi reindeer herders in rituals to protect their family & reindeer. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A Chukchi man driving a herd of reindeer along a ridge near their winter pastures on the Chukotskiy Peninsula. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A Chukchi man rounding up a herd of reindeer near their winter pastures on the Chukotskiy Peninsula. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Chukchi men rounding up a herd of reindeer near their winter pastures on the Chukotskiy Peninsula. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

At their winter pastures Chukchi herders struggle to subdue a lassoed reindeer. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

A herd of reindeer being driven across tundra near their winter pastures on the Chukotskiy Peninsula. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Grisha Rahtyn, a Chukchi reindeer herder, with a dead reindeer which was killed as part of a traditional ritual sacrifice. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Chukchi reindeer herders, Grisha Rahtyn & Natasha Nomro, drinking tea in their Yaranga. Chukotskiy Peninsula,  Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Chukchi reindeer herder, Grisha Rahtyn, tends a fire he has lit to melt a pot of ice in his Yaranga. Chukotskiy Peninsula,  Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.

Afternoon sunshine at a Chukchi reindeer herders' winter camp on the tundra. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Russia.

Chukchi Reindeer herder, Vitya Nutetgevev, travelling back to his winter camp by dog sled. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

Portrait of Mikhail Tynentegin, a retired Chukchi reindeer herder. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.
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