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Komi men racing their reindeer at a reindeer herders' festival in Saranpaul. Khanty-Mansiysk, Western Siberia, Russia

A Komi couple, Nikolai Valeev and his wife Marina together with their daughter Anastasia, outside their reindeer skin tent at a winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, with her daughter, Ksusha, outside their tent at a reindeer herders' winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Yana Nogo, a 2 year old Komi girl, plays outside in the snow at her family's winter camp. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, carrying a reindeer skin to her tent at a reindeer herders' winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Pavla, a Komi woman, lights oil lamps in her tent. Religious icons are in the background. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a young Komi woman,with her two daughters inside a reindeer skin tent at their winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Pavla Nogo, a Komi woman, in the entrance of her reindeer skin tent at a winter camp. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Two Komi sisters, Ksusha (left) and Albina Valeeva, wearing traditional reindeer skin clothing. Priuralsky District of the Yamal. NW Siberia, Russia

Pavla Nogo, a Komi woman, sits with her reindeer skin sewing bag inside her tent. Yamal, Northwest Siberia. Russia.

Yana Nogo, a 2 year old Komi girl, outside at her family's winter camp. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a Komy woman from the Priuralsky District of the Yamal. NW Siberia, Russia

With the light from oil lamps, Pavla Nogo, a Komi woman, sews a reindeer skin boot in her tent. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Yana Nogo, a 2 year old Komi girl helps to carry firewood at her family's winter camp. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Pavla Nogo (left), a Komi woman, with her daughter, Lena, in the Polar Ural Mountains. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, tends the stove in her family's tent at their winter pastures. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, prepares to cut a pattern from a reindeer skin on the floor of her tent, which she will use to make a coat for her daughter. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Inside a tent, Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, works on softening a reindeer skin that she will use to make traditional clothes for her family. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a young Komi woman,rocks her baby daughter, Albina, to sleep in a traditional cradle at their winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, bathes her young daughter Albina in a plastic bucket inside their tent at a winter camp. Yamal, Westren Siberia, Russia

A Nenets woman's sewing bag, made from reindeer skin with a traditional design pattern. These are also used by both Komy & Khanty women in the Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, spreads a reindeer skin out on the floor of her tent which she will use to make a coat for her daughter. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

A detail of the back of a Komi reindeer herder's belt. The bear's tooth hanging from it is an amulet to protect the wearer from evil. Similar belts are also worn by the Nenets and Khanty. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, prepares to cut a pattern from a reindeer skin on the floor of her tent, which she will use to make a coat for her daughter. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a young Komi woman, holds her six month old baby daughter, Tonya, inside her family's tent at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Komi herders working with their draught reindeer in a corral at their winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

Draught reindeer infront of a Komi herders' winter camp in the Yamal. Western Siberia, Russia

Nikolai Valeev, a Komi reindeer herder, rounding up draught reindeer at their winter pastures with his snowmobile and dog. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Komi herders working with their draught reindeer in a corral at their winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

A reindeer herd at their winter pastures being gathered by Komi herders. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Anastasia Valeeva, a 7 year old Komi girl, outside her family's reindeer skin tent at a winter herders'camp in the Yamal. Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, stands at the entrance to her family's tent at their winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

A Siberia Jay (Perisoreus infaustus) feeds on raw reindeer meat hanging up outside at a Komi reindeer herders' winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

A Mansi woman wearing traditional dress using her mobile phone in Saranpaul. Khanty Mansiysk, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Komi women wearing traditional dress at a reindeer herders' festival at Saranpaul. Khanty-Mansiysk, Western Siberia, Russia

A Komi reindeer herders winter camp at dusk in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, puts firewood into the stove inside her familys' tent at at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Nikolai Valeev and his wife, Marina, a young Komi couple, having an evening meal with their children inside their family's tent at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Marina Valeeva, a young Komi woman, wearing traditional Komi dress, inside her family's tent at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman, repairing a reindeer skin boot inside her familys' tent at at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Albina Valeeva, a young Komi girl (left),playing outside with her brother, Matvey, at their family's winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Albina Valeeva, a young Komi girl, and her brother Matvey (left), drag firewood in a sled back to their family's tent at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Reindeer meat hanging up outside snow covered reindeer skin tents at a Komi reindeer herders' winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Marina Valeeva, a young Komi woman, puts a log of wood into the stove inside her family's tent at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Marina Valeeva, a Komi woman,settles her 6 month old baby, Tonya, in her cradle, at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

Albina Valeeva, a young Komi girl dressed in a reindeer skin Malitsa, together with her grandmother, Marina Zatrueva, an elderly Khanty woman, inside her familys' tent at a winter camp in the forest. Priuralsky District, Yamal, NW Siberia.

A Komi man racing his reindeer while standing up on his sled during a reindeer herders' festival in Saranpaul. Khanty-Mansiysk, Western Siberia, Russia

Nikolai Valeev, a Komy reindeer herder from the Priuralsky District of the Yamal. NW Siberia, Russia
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