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Sami Reindeer Herders

Sami are a group of indigenous people that come from the region of Sapmi, which stretches across the Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. Sami are best known for reindeer herding, and Kine’s family has about 600 reindeer and has been herding reindeer for many generations. Reindeer are so important to the Sami way of life, many people even go to a special university to learn how to care for their reindeer herds!

Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia

As a photographer who spent 6 months traveling each year, the expedition to Mongolia wasn’t just another tedious business trip but unique in its own way – their unique cultures in the unspoiled land that have been known as the “end of the earth”. Indeed, Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world, there are only 2 people per square km (6 per square mile). In contrast, Macau has the density of almost 22,000 people per square km (58,000 per square mile)! Mongolia is also the second largest landlocked country (after Kazakhstan), with the closest ocean being the Pacific’s Yellow Sea, which is 700km (435 miles) to the east!