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Russia's Last Nomads
March 2008
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A Day With Russia's Last Reindeer Nomads
Photographs and audio by Gordon Wiltsie    Production by Clint Koltveit

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Along the remote and forbidding northern coast of Russia, a little-known group of Komi reindeer herders still lives by the old ways, shifting nomadically with the seasons. The question is, how long can it last?

Photographer Gordon Wiltsie and writer Gretel Ehrlich joined their seasonal migration for "The Vanishing Breed" (March 2008). Here Wiltsie shows us an ancient people's fading ways.


This project was funded by the National Geographic Expeditions Council.

Read the feature article: The Vanishing Breed

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