Tundra Nenets
(Winter)

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Sun rises behind reindeer skin tents at a winter camp of a group of Nenets herders. Yamal. Siberia.

Inside a reindeer skin tent a Anastasia Pulka, a Nenets woman, comforts her baby daughter, Elvira. Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Galya Serotetto, an elderly Nenets woman, stands by the window inside her family's reindeer skin tent at their winter camp. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Sergey Khudi, a Nenets reindeer herder selects draught reindeer from a corral. Yamal, Siberia. 1993

Zina Khudi, a Nenets woman, drives a train of reindeer on the migration Yamal. Siberia. Russia. 1993

Yakhaney Serotetto, an elderly Nenets woman, leads a train of reindeer sleds down the icy banks of the River Ob. Yamal, Siberia, Russia. 1993

Leonid Tusido, a Nenets reindeer herder, sits on his sled at his winter pastures near Tambey. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia.

Raisa Serotetto, a Nenets woman, feeds bread to some of her tame draught Reindeer at her family's winter camp. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Sergey Serotetto, a Nenets reindeer herder, making a traditional sled from larch wood, while his son Leova watches. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

At their winter pastures, Leova Serotetto, drives his family's draught reindeer through the forest using a snowmobile. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Dressed in traditional Nenets reindeer skin clothing, Neseynya Serotetto, takes a Selfie of herself with Tyurko Puyko at Yar-sale, Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

'Papa' Serotetto, an elderly Nenets reindeer herder at his winter camp on the tundra. Yamal, Northwest Siberia,Russia

Two young Nenets women, Alina (left) and Sernya, dragging a bag of snow back to their camp to melt for water. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russa

Nyaneynya Serotetto, a Nenets woman, rubs the ear of one of her tame draught reindeer near her family's winter camp. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Two year old Daria Serotetto, a Nenets girl, watches childrens' cartoons on a Laptop with her father, Leova, inside the family's reindeer skin tent. Yamal. NW Siberia, Russia

Two month old Nenets boy, Denis Serotetto, lies warmly wrapped in a traditional cradle, suspended from a tent pole inside the family's reindeer skin tent. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

The Vanuito family, Nenets reindeer herders,  at their winter camp on the tundra near Tambey. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

Meritaynya Khudi, a Nenets woman, drives a caravan of reindeer sleds through a forest at the start of the Spring migration. Yamal, Siberia.

Neseinye Serotetto, a Nenets girl, with almond eyes & rosy cheeks dressed warmly in reindeer skin clothing. Yamal. Siberia. Russia. 1993

Nenets reindeer herders at their camp on the tundra during a winter storm. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

Nenets men check their fish net set under the ice on a lake in the Gydan Peninsula. W.Siberia, Russia. 2000

Wearing traditional reindeer skin Malitsa (tunic) & boots, Edik Serotetto, a young Nenets man, carrying Muksun he has caught in a net set under the sea ice. Seyakha, Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

Nenya Vanuito, a young Nenets girl, wearing a traditional hat with fur trim at a winter camp near Tambey. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia.

During a Spring storm, blowing snow swirls around a Nenets reindeer herders'  camp on the tundra near Tambey. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

Northern lights, Aurora borealis, over a Nenets reindeer herders camp. Yamal Peninsula, W.Siberia, Russia

Granny 'Yaptik' an elderly Nenets woman emerges from her family's reindeer skin tent. Yamal, Siberia, Russia

Nenets reindeer herders,Sergey Serotetto & his wife Galya, prepare to harness some of their draught reindeer at their winter camp. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Draught reindeer at a Nenets herders winter camp. Yamal, Siberia, Russia.

Vera Khudi, a Nenets woman, sewing A Nenets woman sewing a pair of reindeer skin reindeer skin boots inside her tent. Yamal. Siberia. Russia. 1993

Yulena Serotetto, a Nenets woman, and her daughter, Marina, dressed up in traditional reindeer skin clothing for a Spring reindeer herders' festival. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Galya Serotetto, an elderly Nenets woman, beats snow off some reindeer leg skins that have been hung out to dry at her family's winter camp. The skins will be used for to make traditional Nenets clothing. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia.

Paulina Serotetto, a young Nenets girl dressed in reindeer fur clothing at a reindeer herders festival in the Yamal. Western Siberia, Russia

Paedavyaku, a five year old Nenets boy, drives a reindeer sled near his family's winter camp in the Yamal. Western Siberia, Russia

Aninya, a Nenets woman, feeds boiled fish to two pet yearling reindeer. Yamal, Siberia, Russia. 1993

Natasha Serpevo, a Nenets reindeer herder, out checking her family's reindeer at their winter pastures on the tundra near Tambey. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

Alexandre Serotetto, a Nenets herder, feeds bread to some of his draught reindeer at his family's winter camp. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Nenets men playing cards in the evening at a reindeer herder's camp. Tambey, Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia

Portrait of Somdu Vanuitto, an elderly Nenets Reindeer herder, from the Yamal Peninsula. North Western Siberia, Russia.

Ivan Taibery and his wife Yevdekiya, an elderly Nenets couple, inside their reindeer skin tent at a winter camp. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Pyotr & Edik Seratetto,  young Nenets men, checking their fishing net set under the sea ice to catch Muksun. Seyakha, Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia

Shura Khudi, a Nenets girl, warmly dressed in reindeer skin clothing, carries snow to melt for water. Yamal, NW Siberia, Russia

Nenets reindeer herders, Sasha Yeyvi (right) with Sertoharby, his grandfather, dressed in traditional reindeer skin winter clothes, holding Broad Whitefish they have just caught in a net under the ice. Gydan, W.Siberia, Russia. 2000

Alina Serotetto, a young Nenets woman, collects lichen off high branches of a larch tree to feed to her pet reindeer at her family's winter camp. Yamal, Northwest Siberia, Russia

Nenets women travelling by reindeer sled in a storm on the spring migration. Yamal. Siberia. Russia.

Shurik, a young Tundra Nenets boy poses with an Arctic Hare he has shot. Gydan Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia.

Jakov Vanuito, a Nenets reindeer herder, from the Tambey Tundra. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

A Nenets reindeer herder returns to his camp on the tundra by snowmobile during a winter storm. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

Northern lights, Aurora borealis, over a Nenets reindeer herders camp. Yamal Peninsula, W.Siberia, Russia

Nenets woman and boy stand by a snow covered reindeer skin tent. Yamal. Siberia

Nenya Vanuito, a 2 year old Nenets girl, approaches a reindeer at her family's winter camp on the tundra near Tambey. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia.

Tundra Nenets reindeer herders check a fish net set under ice on a lake. Gydan Peninsula, W.Siberia, Russia

Jakov Vanuito, a Nenets reindeer herder, sits infront of a gas drilling derrick near Tambey in the South Tambey gas field. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia

Paedavyaku, a Nenets boy, leads two draught reindeer near his family's winter camp in the Yamal. Western Siberia, Russia

Portrait of Yaline Laptander, a young Nenets girl, at her family's winter camp in the Yamal. Western Siberia, Russia

A Nenets boy at the boarding school in Panaevsk washes his face in a Russian bath.  Yamal. W.Siberia, Russia.

Nyaka, an elderly Nenets woman, rocks her grandaughter in a cradle inside their reindeer skin tent.Tambey tundra, Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia.

Alexandre Serotetto, a Nenets reindeer herder, bends larch planks into sled runners over a fire. Yamal. Siberia. Russia.

Traditional Nenets man's knife & sheath carved of reindeer antler, hanging from a belt. Yamal, Siberia.

Nikolai Taibery, a Nenets reindeer herder, holds his traditional belt with a knife, tools and a bear tooth amulet hanging from it. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

Nenya Vanuito, a 2 year old Nenets girl, approaches a reindeer at her family's winter camp on the tundra near Tambey. Yamal Peninsula, Western Siberia, Russia.
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