Mongolia Photograph Journey – July 2022
This trip experienced at first been prepared for July 2020, then COVID took place. I am eternally grateful that people hung on to their reservations for two decades and we were being capable to have an incredible excursion!
Our concentration was cultural, while we did have a pretty handful of wildlife sightings including a critically endangered saiga antelope that galloped past us in a flash.
We were being ready to stay with and photograph the legendary Kazakh eagle hunters and even crashed a wedding. Near Khovd we went to a standard competition named a nadaam, with dusty, spirited horse races, and beefy wrestlers who created short function of soldiers who had been attending. At last, as part of the team split off to photograph the endangered takhi (Przewalski’s horse) I was equipped to meet with shamans. In the Soviet era, Shamanism (and Buddhism) were repressed, but the ancient cultural traditions are making a resurgence.
The wide steppe and arid mountains of Mongolia are outstanding. It is awe-inspiring to witness a rainstorm sweeping throughout the land and passing clouds dapple the hillsides. It is really one of the final places in which just one can experience so smaller however invigorated by mother nature.