Navigate The Snowy Landscapes Of Mongolia With Reindeer Herding Family – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Navigate The Snowy Landscapes Of Mongolia With Reindeer Herding Family


Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Purev’s reflection is perfectly captured in the icy water in Altai Mountains, Mongolia, September 2016. Navigate the snowy wilds of Mongolia with this nomadic reindeer herding family. Photographer Joel Santos dived 1000km into the depths of Northern Mongolia to visit the Ganbaa family near Khovsgol Lake. Despite only being able to spend three days in the Tsaatan familyÌs camp, Santos travelled for four days to reach them – three driving and one on horseback – before repeating the epic journey to return home. Travelling with an interpreter and a fellow photographer from Màràn, Mongolia, the photographer met the Ganbaa family, led by matriarch Purev who lives with Buyantogtokh, a widowed reindeer herder.

Purev of the Ganbaa family poses next to one of their teepees in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

One of the youngest members of the family cuddles her reindeer in the woods in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

To visit the Tsaatan people the photographer travelled 1000km into the furthest reaches of the North in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Matriarch Purev poses with the family reindeer with Batbayar and Bayardalai in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Purev gives her snow white reindeer a stroke next to the lake in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

The Tsaatan people rely on their reindeer for milk, cheese and transportation in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Uchraa is already well trained in riding the family reindeer in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Purev stokes the fire in her teepee oven, heated with reindeer dung in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Purev’s reflection is perfectly captured in the icy water in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Purev and Buyantogtokh enjoy the warmth of the fire in the snow in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Purev is the matriarch of the Gabaa family in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Buyantogtokh is a widowed woman who lives with Purev in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Bayardalai, nicknamed Jijee, rides his reindeer in the snowy forest in Altai Mountains

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

Purev, Bayardalai and Batbayer take a reindeer trek through the snowy forest in Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

US Salt Flats Speed Week
Surreal Abandoned Building From Kamchatka
Abandoned Theme Park Where An Army Of Dismembered Dummies Lies Rotting In An Overgrown Wasteland
Amazing Aerial Highlights From The 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest
A McDonald's in New Zealand Lets Diners Eat Inside a Decommissioned Airplane
Travelling Across Mexico's Baja California Peninsula
Is This The Ultimate And Most Dangerous Infinity Pool In The World?
I Follow You! Christian LeBlanc Copies Instagram Craze With Photos Of Girlfriend Leading Him
Photographer Richard Johnson Captures the Beauty of Canada’s Ice-Hut Communities
What a Dick: The Porniest Grave in Paris's Père Lachaise Cemetery
Rescue 'Fortress' In Tanzania Protects Albinos From Human Hunters
Amazing Kodachrome Snapshots Of Beaches In The U.S In The 1950s-60s
The Photographer Discovers the Most Stunningly Gorgeous Tree in Japan
Waldo Is A Real Guy And You'll Love Following His Adventures
“Lenin Lived, Lenin Lives, Lenin Will Live”: Lenin Statues 100 Years After Russian Revolution
Paris versus New York
Once Upon A Time, You Could Ride a Train Right Through the Orange Groves in Southern California
Dickens World, The Defunct Theme Park Dedicated To Live Action Re-Enactments Of Charles Dickens Novels
Cozy School Bus Conversion
A Disco Party in the Middle of Africa
First Sahara Desert Snow Miracle In 40 Years Captured In Stunning Photographs
This Man Spent 25 Years To Create The ”World Map” On The Banks Of Lake Klejtrup, Denmark
A Rare Look Inside North Korea
Daredevil Japanese Photographer Explores Urban Landscapes From A New Perspective