North of the Arctic Circle in Russia, Arthum Khantazeski, a nomadic Komi reindeer herder, watches – and sometimes directs – the herd movement as cows begin to calve. The group’s objective is to keep them in one place during this crucial period, before mosquitoes force both people and caribou to move to higher ground in nearby mountains.
- © Gordon Wiltsie
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