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Little boy from Yakutsk, Russia. Photos: Yakutia, the third International Congress of herders, March 2005.

nenya vanuito, a young nenets girl, wearing a traditional hat with fur trim at a winter camp near tambey | yamal peninsula, western siberia, russia | foto: bryan & cherry alexander

NOMAD, LEHDAK The Drokpas, or nomads, of Tibet are a visible presence in this province bordering the Himalayas of India. They travel in groups of families; the men tend to the yaks in the grasslands while women make butter and cheese. They also weave and tan sheep and yak skins used to make garments to protect them from the fierce Himalayan winters.

Tibetan woman living in a farmer village high in the Himalaya made friends with local Marmots offering them food