Mongolia Photo Journey – July 2022
This trip experienced initially been planned for July 2020, then COVID transpired. I am eternally grateful that folks hung on to their reservations for two many years and we were ready to have an incredible trip!
Our concentration was cultural, although we did have a extremely handful of wildlife sightings such as a critically endangered saiga antelope that galloped earlier us in a flash.
We were capable to keep with and photograph the iconic Kazakh eagle hunters and even crashed a wedding. In the vicinity of Khovd we went to a traditional competition termed a nadaam, with dusty, spirited horse races, and beefy wrestlers who built shorter work of troopers who have been attending. Lastly, as section of the team break up off to photograph the endangered takhi (Przewalski’s horse) I was equipped to meet with shamans. In the Soviet period, Shamanism (and Buddhism) were being repressed, but the historic cultural traditions are generating a resurgence.
The large steppe and arid mountains of Mongolia are spectacular. It is awe-inspiring to witness a rainstorm sweeping throughout the land and passing clouds dapple the hillsides. It is truly one of the last destinations the place one can feel so small still invigorated by mother nature.