Nenets, Yamal Peninsula
The Nenets are an indigenous people inhabiting northwestern Russia. Descendants of people inhabiting Siberia, they are reindeer pastoralists, fishermen and hunters of the tundra.
I and my friend Navak visited the Nenets as a part of our personal project to connect with the reindeer tribes of the world.
we traveled to the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, where the Nenets lived. After a grueling 13 hour-long journey into the frozen tundra from Salekhard, we finally reached the Nenets camp.
Habited by just two families – the Vanuitos and Laptanders, we have lived in the tepees with the families where we learned and documented their lifestyle.