November 22, 2011

Sami Herder, Scandinavia

Photograph by Erika Larsen

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Cone-shaped tents called lávut provide temporary shelter for Sami herders while following the reindeer. Nils Peder Gaup, resting here on the tundra, feels most at home in the mountains. "The Sami spirit follows you," he says.

See more pictures from the November 2011 feature story, “Sami: The People Who Walk With Reindeer.”


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