15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Mongolia’s vast steppe is home to one of the world’s last surviving nomadic cultures. However, as modernization progresses in Mongolia, modernity attracts not only those Mongolians who have moved to the city, but also those who have chosen to continue with their nomadic lifestyle. Today the nomads who remain on the steppe have combined old traditions with new means. They continue their lifestyle as pastoral herders, but many use motorbikes to herd cattle and horses.
© Yan Li.
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||Nov. 13, 2017, 3:34 a.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark III