Mongolia Picture Journey – July 2022
This vacation 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 several years and we were being ready to have an wonderful journey!
Our focus was cultural, while we did have a extremely number of wildlife sightings which includes a critically endangered saiga antelope that galloped previous us in a flash.
We had been in a position to stay with and photograph the legendary Kazakh eagle hunters and even crashed a wedding. In close proximity to Khovd we went to a regular festival identified as a nadaam, with dusty, spirited horse races, and beefy wrestlers who created limited perform of troopers who ended up attending. At last, as section of the group split off to photograph the endangered takhi (Przewalski’s horse) I was in a position to satisfy with shamans. In the Soviet era, Shamanism (and Buddhism) were being repressed, but the ancient cultural traditions are making a resurgence.
The large steppe and arid mountains of Mongolia are magnificent. It is awe-inspiring to witness a rainstorm sweeping throughout the land and passing clouds dapple the hillsides. It is certainly 1 of the past spots wherever a single can really feel so compact nevertheless invigorated by character.