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Herd of deer lured into the corral for miscalculation.
February 7, 2014

Ahead of the Herd

"I've been working on a photographic survey, 'The Saami of Russia,' for 22 years (since 1991)," writes Your Shot contributor Alexander Stepanenko. "This picture was taken on black-and-white film in April 1996 near Murmansk." Stepanenko explains that herders were attempting to drive the reindeer into a corral. He captured this shot while riding on a sledge that was leading the reindeer in the foreground. "Fascinated by shooting," he says, "I almost fell off the sledge." Stepanenko's photographs documenting Russian village life are highlighted in the new Your Shot feature Long Lens.

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Photograph by Alexander Stepanenko, National Geographic Your Shot
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