Endless journey with reindeers in the land of Nenets

The life of Nenets is dictated by their inseparable companion, the reindeer. They always rely on the tangles of the lichens, which even in the summer whiten the land of Yamal.

Editor - Alexander Ganjushin, photos - Alberto Caspani, music - Tramp


You need a lot of patience, and a pinch of luck to meet the Nenets. Their life is not  based on the rising and setting of the sun, which in the Arctic Circle extends time into a dimension. Nor is it based on human time: their rhythms are dictated only by their inseparable companion, the reindeer. They always rely on the tangles of the lichens, which even in the summer whiten the land of Yamal.

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