Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge
Tales of (mis)adventure from abroad

The Tsaatan

The Tsaatan

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It was misty and pouring rain when I first caught sight of the dozen smoking tepees down in the valley. The whole scene was surreal. So the Reindeer People were not some folkloric tribe posing for pictures for National Geographic, they actually still lived like this. An entire existence that relied on their herds of reindeers, moving every few months to find the lichen needed to survive in the harsh Siberian climate. Less than 300 remained now, and after 10 days on horseback, the only way to reach this remote settlement, I was about to set up camp amongst them.

-Yannick



There are 5 comments.

  1. comment number 1 by: Gabriel

    wow and very nice photo by the way !!!!

  2. comment number 2 by: Jordan

    good to have you back Yannick … thanks for sharing the new experience !! Truly inspiring !!!

  3. comment number 3 by: Wendy

    Delighted that you are back safe and sound.
    Incredible photo, and wish I could continue to read and see more!
    Thank you so much.

  4. comment number 4 by: Etienne

    Glad to hear of your adventures. I rest confident in the knowledge that these people exist, faithfully taking your pictures as proof so I don’t ever have to find out for myself (thank G-D).

  5. comment number 5 by: Katie

    Welcome back! Man, that’s a great photo. Can’t wait to see your others. Love & kisses K

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