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BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY: Jimmy Nelson (re)Connecting Us To The Purity Of Mankind

Tsaatan (reindeer people) are the last reindeer herders who survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subartic taiga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. Presently, only 44 families.

This will be me on my mission :)

Nenets children getting on a reindeer sledge in the tundra to the north of Yar-Sale, Yamal Peninsula, Arctic Siberia, Russia

Through his photos of the nomadic Dukha people in northern Mongolia, photographer and scholar Hamid Sardar-Afkhami gives us an unprecedented look into the everyday lives of a people that rely on herds of migrating reindeer for their day-to-day existence.

The Everyday Life Of Reindeer People Living In Mongolia

The nomadic Dukha tribe are dependent on migrating herds of reindeer for transport, food and clothing. They live in exquisite beauty, but their way of life is becoming more and more endangered.

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

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

Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus) and young girl, Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus) and young girl, Gobi Desert, Mongolia -- this type of camel is critically endangered. by Pete Oxford

Nomadic reindeer herders camp near Salekhard in the Soviet Arctic by Dean Conger

kicker-of-elves: “ reindeer herders camp near Salekhard in the Soviet Arctic National Geographic February 1983 Dean Conger ”

avisenmanu: “ A 72 year old mongolian hunter with his golden eagle…on horseback. If you don’t understand how badass this is, you’re not alive ”

avisenmanu: A 72 year old mongolian hunter with...

ceremony2000: “Huli Wigmen, Papua New Guinea. Photo by: Jimmy Nelson ”

Over three years, photographer Jimmy Nelson travelled the world, ‘visiting more than 35 groups, tribes and people of indigenous cultures’ to create his incredible photo series, 'Before They Pass Away'.

Perdu dans la steppe de Mongolie, cette tribu a développé un mode de vie juste extraordinaire ! Vous allez halluciner...

Perdu dans la steppe de Mongolie, cette tribu a développé un mode de vie juste extraordinaire ! Vous allez halluciner...

Hamid Sardar-Afkhami’s photos of the Dukha “Reindeer Herders” Photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami is a scholar in Mongolian and Tibetan languages, with a Phd from Harvard. After living in Tibet and.

Tsaatan (Dukha) reindeer people nomads in Mongolia. By Hamid Sadar/Corbis News from "Mongolia - In Search of the Valley of Gold." 2005

Tsaatan (Dukha) reindeer people nomads in Mongolia. By Hamid Sadar/Corbis News from "Mongolia - In Search of the Valley of Gold.

The Reindeer people of Mongolia 703-06: Sanjim who is the male elder of the Tsaatan who live high in the mountains of northern Mongolia. Faces his biggest fear which is that the young people may decide to leave the taiga, and that old people like him will end up alone. Sanjim rides his reindeer on their summer range. Donna Todd/Lightmediation

Kenzo on a Reindeer - inspiration! A tribal elder rides his reindeer across the steppes of Mongolia. His tribe has been recorded as domesticating their reindeer for the last years. by reiternick

A #yurt in Chingissin, Mongolia. A yurt is a portable, collapsible structure that is used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The yurt consists of a circular wooden frame carrying a felt cover. The felt is made from the wool of the flocks of sheep that accompany the pastoralists.

A yurt in Chingissin, Mongolia. Nomadic architecture creates some of the most flexible spaces in architecture and has for most of human history. Not only do most nomadic structure have an open plan, they also are so flexible that they collapse and can tr

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tundra Nenets woman with her daughter and a pet reindeer calf, Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia

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