Merit Winner: Children of Reindeer

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Michelle Schantz

Mikael Ánde, a child of Sámi reindeer herders, takes a break indoors after a long, cold day of rounding up the animals for vaccinations and slaughter. Children of reindeer herders learn to handle these animals and the land they thrive in from infancy - young Mikael here knew far more about the ways of nature than I could ever hope to learn.

Location: Magerøya, Norway

 

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