Strandberg: "The only people who manage to survive here are the Eveny reindeer. They are perfectly adapted to survive under these extreme conditions." Image by Mikael Strandberg courtesy Mikael Strandberg, SOURCE
Mikael last year riding on a reindeer sled. courtesy Mikael Strandberg, SOURCE
"2500 years ago the Eveny figured out that it would be better to use reindeer than dogs to pull their equipment when moving between hunting areas, migrating reindeer routes and nomadic camps. Today just a few keep this unique tradition alive," Image by Mikael Strandberg courtesy Mikael Strandberg, SOURCE
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(Newsdesk) Mikael Strandberg sent over news about his new expedition in Russia where he will be traveling with reindeer and living with the Eveny reindeer people till mid-April. He will be joined by Yegor Makarov (photographer), Yuri Bereznov (cameraman and filmmaker), Bolot Bochkarev (translator), and a team consisting of two reindeer herders and 25 reindeer. The goal of the expedition is to film and document the life of the reindeer people where they live and operate during their extreme winter with temperatures down to...