Tundra Nenets
(Summer)

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Portrait of Nitu, an elderly Nenets woman, at a fishing camp on the River Taz. Tazovsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

A Nenets fishermens' camp on the bank of the River Taz. Tazovsky region, Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Rosa Khudi, a Nenets woman harnesses draught reindeer in a corral at their summer pastures. Yamal. Siberia. Russia.

Alya, A Nenets girl, poses with her pet cygnet at a summer camp near Nadym, Yamal, W.Siberia, Russia. 2000

A Nenets reindeer herders summer camp at sunset near Cup Lake. Gyda, Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

At a Nenets reindeer herders' summer camp, Dina Laptander cooks inside her family's tent over an open fire. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Alya, a Nenets girl, kisses one of her family's pet reindeer calves. Nadym Tundra, Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

Vitally Yaptunay, a young Nenets boy, from a reindeer herding family, holding a puppy called Tovik. Gyda. Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

A Nenets fishermens' camp on the bank of the River Taz. Tazovsky region, Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Nenets men hauling a fish net with a catch of Muksun near the mouth of the River Ob.Yamal, W.Siberia, Russia

Nenets men in a Budarka (boat)hauling a fishing net  near the mouth of the River Ob. Yamal, W.Siberia, Russia

Nenets men hauling a fish net with a catch of Muksun near the mouth of the River Ob.Yamal, W.Siberia, Russia

A Nenets boy practises throwing his lasso. Yamal, W. Siberia, Russia

Sasha Serotetto, a Nenets reindeer herder, sets a fishing net on a tundra pond. Yamal. Siberia. Russia.

Alexey Serotetto, a Nenets boy coils his lasso as he stands by a reindeer corral. Yamal. Siberia, Russia.

Neseynya Serotetto, a Nenets girl, standing on a sled during a break on the migration. Yamal. Siberia. Russia.

The Serotetto family, Nenets reindeer herders, have a tea break during the autumn migration south to their winter pastures. Yamal. Siberia. Russia.

Aleksey Serotetto, a Nenets boy, proudly holds up a Whitefish that he has caught in a tundra lake. Yamal. Siberia. Russia.

Neseynya Serotetto, a  Nenets girl, plays at the entrance to her family's tent. Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Valya Serotetto, a young Nenets woman, rests her draught reindeer, allowing them to graze on sedges during a rest stop during their autumn migration. Bovanenkovo. Yamal Peninsula. Siberia. Russia

Hek, a Nenets elder, using a traditional bow drill. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

Ina Yaptik, a Nenets girl selects draught reindeer from a corral for pulling sleds. Yamal. Siberia. Russia

Nenets Reindeer herders camp on summer tundra by Gas drilling rig in Gazprom's Bovanenkovo field. Yamal. Western Siberia. Russia

Hek, an elderly Nenets man holding his sacred drum which he made in 1946. Yamal, W.Siberia, Russia

Nadia, a Nenets woman, picking mountain cranberries in the autumn. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia.

Mariana Nyerkungy, a young Nenets woman, with her 14 month old son, Savely, at a reindeer herders' camp, Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Nina Salinder, an elderly Nenets woman, at a reindeer herders' camp near Gyda. Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Hek, a Nenets elder, near his camp on the Obskaya Gulf in the autumn. Yamal, W. Siberia, Russia.

Nenets herder & his children in front of a gas rig on the tundra near Bovanenkovo. Yamal.Siberia.Russia

Yakhaney Serotetto, an elderly Nenets woman drives a train of reindeer sleds across the summer tundra. Yamal Peninsula, Siberia. Russia

Draft reindeer harnessed to sleds swim across a river during their autumn migration. Yamal. Siberia.

At a Nenets reindeer herders' summer camp, 5 year old Angelina Laptander, is followed by 'Timulka' her favourite Avka (pet reindeer). Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Nenets children look out of the window of a helicopter that will take them back to boarding school after the summer holiday. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

Kosta Serotetto, a young Nenets boy, dressed in reindeer skin clothing. Yamal. Siberia. Russia.

At a Nenets reindeer herders' summer camp, two year old Juliana Laptander hugs a reindeer calf. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Irina Laptander, a Nenets woman, leading a reindeer sled with her daughter Angelina & cousin Darina, during their autumn migration. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Fyodor Laptander, a Nenets reindeer herder, leads his draught reindeer across a stream in the tundra during the autumn migration to their winter pastures. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Slava Oktetto (left)and Andre Khudi, Nenets reindeer herders, keep watch over the reindeer at their summer pastures on the tundra. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Gennadiy, a Nenets man, watches reindeer in a corral at a herders' summer camp on the Yamal Peninsula. NW Siberia, Russia

Nenets reindeer herders travelling across the tundra during the autumn migration to their winter pastures. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Ilko, a Nenets boy, leans over a corral fence while helping his family work with their reindeer.Yamal Peninsula, W.Siberia, Russia

Reindeer with their antlers in velvet, mill around a tent at a Nenets reindeer herders' summer camp, Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Dina Laptander outside her family's tent at a Nenets reindeer herders' summer camp. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Mariana Nyerkungy, a young Nenets woman, with her 14 month old son, Savely, at a reindeer herders' camp, Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

At a Nenets reindeer herders' summer camp, two year old Juliana Laptander, plays at chopping firewood with a hatchet. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

At a Nenets fishing camp on the River Taz, children play on an improvised swing. The swing is made from old fishing net with a wooden fish box as the seat. Tazovsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Aleksey Serotetto, a young Nenets boy, rests on a sled during the autumn migration. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

A Nenets reindeer herders camp in evening sunlight at Cup Lake. Gyda, Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Nyaluku, a Nenets woman cooking fish inside her tent at a summer fishing camp. Yamal, W.Siberia, Russia.

Two Nenets fishermen, Maxim Nyatch (left) & Ivan Tibitchy, leave an offering of a small carved figure at a sacred site on the 'Sacred Hill of Yuribey'. The site contains the skulls and anters of sacrificed reindeer as well as the casted antlers of sacred reindeer.Yuribey, Tazovsky region, Gydan Peninsula, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Dina Laptander, returns to a Nenets reindeer herders' summer camp, after collecting a load of willow which sill be used for firewood). Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

Nenets reindeer herders take down their tent before a day's travel on their autumn migration. Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia

A group of Nenets fishermen, wearing protective anoraks against mosquitoes, haul in their fishing net on the River Taz. Tazovsky region, Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

A group of Nenets fishermen, haul a fishing net into their wooden boat on the River Taz. Tazovsky region, Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Velodia Yando, a Nenets fisherman, holds an 17.5 lb Broad Whitefish (Coregonus nasus) inside an ice house by the Yuribey River. The ice house is used to freeze and store fish. It was built into the permafrost, 20 feet under the surface of the tundra and covers an area of 900 square metres. Gydan Peninsula, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Nenets children, well covered up against mosquitoes, playing volleyball at a fishing camp on the Yuribey River.The net is made from a fishing net. Gyda, Tazovsky Region, Gydan Peninsula, Yamal, Siberia

Young Nenets reindeer herders playing cards in the evening after finishing their work. Gyda, Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

A tame orphaned reindeer calf nuzzles against the neck of Anastasia Yando, a young Nenets girl, inside a reindeer herder's tent. Gyda, Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Maya Vengo, A Nenets woman, outside her family's tent at their summer reindeer pastures near Cup Lake. Gyda, Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

A Nenets reindeer herders summer camp on the tundra. Yamal, W. Siberia, Russia.

Yuri Salender, a Nenets reindeer herder, walks amongst his reindeer at their summer pastures near Cup Lake. Gyda, Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Two young Nenets girls, dressed in protective clothing with mosquito net while playing outside in the summer at a fishing camp on the River Taz. Tazovsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Tamara Khudi, a Nenets woman, chopping firewood at a fishing camp on the River Taz. Tazovsky Region, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Igor Salinder,a Nenets reindeer herder, places a pale reindeer skin on the ground close to the herd. The pale skin attract warble flies which he then kills when they land on the fur. Warble flies are a major parasite of reindeer. Gyda, Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Inside her family's tent, Tonia Yaptunay, a Nenets woman, feeds milk to a pet orphaned reindeer called Lisa. Gyda, Tazovsky region, Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Nenets reindeer with their antlers in velvet at their summer pastures on the tundra of the Yamal Peninsula, NW Siberia, Russia
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