The Dukha people are part of a Tuvan-Turkic tribe.
They live in a desolate area on the border of Mongolia and Russia.
They are known as reindeer herders.
They are so much more than that!
There are only a few hundred people within 44 families left in this tribe. Their reindeer population is diminishing as well.
Children in the tribe are exposed to the beautiful reindeer from birth. The reindeer are docile and gentle companions, even to the smallest of Dukha children.
This reindeer baby is getting ready to get bathed in a remote lake.
The Dukha do not typically eat the reindeer unless the animals are no longer capable of helping them hunt or travel.