21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Mother - A Mongolian nomad lady

Despite the worsening eyesight of her husband, Tsogzolmaa insists on living the harsh nomadic life in the grasslands of Mongolia. Her and her husband Sukhbaatar 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. Our lifestyle is truly sustainable. " She is preparing Yak milk to make into different uses.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Zavhkhan / Tosontsengel, Mongolia
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Marie Iwasaki