Mongolia Photo Journey – July 2022
This trip had at first been prepared for July 2020, then COVID took place. I am eternally grateful that individuals hung on to their reservations for two decades and we have been able to have an wonderful vacation!
Our emphasis was cultural, although we did have a incredibly several wildlife sightings such as a critically endangered saiga antelope that galloped earlier us in a flash.
We had been capable to continue to be with and photograph the legendary Kazakh eagle hunters and even crashed a marriage ceremony. In the vicinity of Khovd we went to a traditional festival called a nadaam, with dusty, spirited horse races, and beefy wrestlers who built small function of soldiers who ended up attending. Eventually, as element of the team break up off to photograph the endangered takhi (Przewalski’s horse) I was in a position to meet with shamans. In the Soviet era, Shamanism (and Buddhism) ended up repressed, but the ancient cultural traditions are earning a resurgence.
The wide steppe and arid mountains of Mongolia are superb. It is awe-inspiring to witness a rainstorm sweeping across the land and passing clouds dapple the hillsides. It is actually just one of the past destinations where a single can feel so tiny nonetheless invigorated by nature.