Nomadic shepherds of Siberia

A look at life on the snow-covered steppe with Tuvan farmers, who raise sheep, goats, and cattle in subzero temperatures and ride camel-drawn sleds. (Reuters)

Photography by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

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<p>An aerial view shows cattle at the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) — with temperatures at about minus 27 degrees Celsius (minus 16.6 degrees Fahrenheit) — in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Cattle at the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu near Kyzyl town in the Republic of Tuva

An aerial view shows cattle at the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) — with temperatures at about minus 27 degrees Celsius (minus 16.6 degrees Fahrenheit) — in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Tanzurun Darisyu, head of a private Tuvan farm located in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region), holds a lamb in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Head of the nomad camp of Tanzurun Darisyu works near Kyzyl town in the Republic of Tuva

Tanzurun Darisyu, head of a private Tuvan farm located in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region), holds a lamb in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Tuvan shepherds travel on a sled pulled by an Asian two-humped camel in the snow-covered steppe near the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu located in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Tuvan shepherds travel in the snow-covered steppe near Kyzyl town in the Republic of Tuva

Tuvan shepherds travel on a sled pulled by an Asian two-humped camel in the snow-covered steppe near the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu located in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Tanzurun Darisyu, right, head of a Tuvan private farm located in the Kara-Charyaa area, has a meal with her neighbours and relatives inside a yurt south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Head of the nomad camp and her neighbors and relatives have a meal inside a yurt near Kyzyl town

Tanzurun Darisyu, right, head of a Tuvan private farm located in the Kara-Charyaa area, has a meal with her neighbours and relatives inside a yurt south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Sheep and goats are seen at the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Sheep and goats aat the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu near Kyzyl town in the Republic of Tuva

Sheep and goats are seen at the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Tuvan shepherds travel on a sled pulled by an Asian two-humped camel in the snow-covered steppe near the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu located in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Tuvan shepherds travel in the snow-covered steppe near Kyzyl town in the Republic of Tuva

Tuvan shepherds travel on a sled pulled by an Asian two-humped camel in the snow-covered steppe near the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu located in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Aerial view shows the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the snow-covered steppe near Kyzyl town in the Republic of Tuva

Aerial view shows the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Tuvan shepherds herd sheep and goats at the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Tuvan shepherds herd sheep and goats at the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu near Kyzyl town

Tuvan shepherds herd sheep and goats at the nomad camp of farmer Tanzurun Darisyu in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Tanzurun Darisyu, head of a Tuvan private farm located in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva, holds a lamb in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Head of the nomad camp of Tanzurun Darisyu works near Kyzyl town in the Republic of Tuva

Tanzurun Darisyu, head of a Tuvan private farm located in the Kara-Charyaa area south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva, holds a lamb in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

<p>Tanzurun Darisyu, second from left, head of a Tuvan private farm in the Kara-Charyaa area, has a meal with her neighbours and relatives inside a yurt south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) </p>
Head of the nomad camp of Tanzurun Darisyu and her neighbours and relatives have a meal inside a yurt near Kyzyl town in the Republic of Tuva

Tanzurun Darisyu, second from left, head of a Tuvan private farm in the Kara-Charyaa area, has a meal with her neighbours and relatives inside a yurt south of Kyzyl town, the administrative center of the Republic of Tuva (Tyva region) in southern Siberia, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

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