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Yamal Peninsula

The Nenets are reindeer herders and their way of life is to migrate all year round, following their reindeer herd looking for food. There are two indispensable elements for nenetes, reindeer food and fire that must never be missed. Getting the wood from small and isolated woods becomes, therefore, one of the primary activities of the day.

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Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: yamal peninsula, Russia
Copyright: © Sara Bianchi