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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Take Me Away, Deer!

Since ancient times, the Nenets have led a nomadic life. Reindeer harnessed to sleds is the most reliable form of transport on the tundra, and the people of the North make use of their navigational abilities. In severe conditions, such as a blinding snow storm, deer are not only loyal companions, but sometimes the only hope for survival.

This photo is a finalist in the Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Copyright: © Kamil Nureev
Awards
Photo of the Day: 09.27.16
Editor's Pick
Finalist