21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Mongolian Nomad getting ready to pray and sing

Despite his worsening eyesight with age, Sukhbaatar insists on living the harsh nomadic life in the grasslands of Mongolia. Him and his wife Tsogzolmaa, take pride in their lifestyle. "I wouldn't trade this lifestyle for anything in the world. We are in harmony with nature and our animals. They give us everything we need. We take good care of the nature that our ancestors passed to us, so our children can continue living like this for a long time." Sukhbaatar is getting ready to sing his prayers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Zavkhan Province, Mongolia
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Marie Iwasaki