The reindeer-herding community has now dwindled to around 40 families
Pascal Mannaerts travelled to the wilds of Mongolia to capture the reindeer herders of Mongolia
The Tsaatan reindeer herders have lived for thousands of years in the remote region of Ulaan Taiga. Moving their reindeer between five and 10 times each year, the hardy people search for cool plains upon which to feed their reindeer. They use the hair from the reindeer for their clothes, their milk for cheese and their dung for their fuel. Though due to interbreeding and illness, the reindeer-herding community has now dwindled to around 40 families. National Geographic writer Pascal Mannaerts decided to capture their way of life before it is lost forever.