Deer running in Yamal

Deer running in Yamal

One day stay in Salekhard we went to the tundra to the Nenets real, we rode a short time, many generic plague rose parking close to the city in connection with the forthcoming holiday, the day of the reindeer herder.

Deer running in Yamal

These herders are harsh and ride only on domestic technology, of course, there are those who prefer to import snowmobiles, but it is rich and usually they do not move far from the city to the tundra, if imported machinery breaks down, it becomes a burden to nomadic way of life, just as it does not fix it, you need to drag a workshop ...

Deer running in Yamal

And Buran can be repaired at all hands, and in any environment, to be honest, I thought that they were no longer produced ... it turned out they not only produce, but also new models and modifications coming up.

Deer running in Yamal

The dogs are used as the Nenets herders, they do not go ... that's what you're like, northern dog podozrevaka

Deer running in Yamal

In the tundra, we naturally went not alone, it's rough country, and even close to the city, you can easily freeze or get lost, we were given a guide of the city, a good guy, while we took pictures and talked with the owners of the plague, he was dressed in local clothes and went chopping wood ... there is help each weight in gold.

Deer running in Yamal

The hospitable Nenets could not offer us to dine with them, and we could not refuse, especially on holodryga street, and warm and cozy in the tent ...

Deer running in Yamal

The food is the most simple, all that is put on the table, we brought in a gift of candy and waffle cake, they also put to eat for everyone. Meat eating Nenets course venison - raw, frozen or cooked, is get shot hare, or even what kind of game, well, catch fish, too, eat it more often in the frozen form.

Deer running in Yamal

The poles - blanks for the new plague ...

Deer running in Yamal

In the afternoon we went to the pasture to the herd, pasture is simply tundra, no fenced, is located at a distance from the plague, we drove about 20 minutes, the deer just grazing and no guards. We asked to catch a deer ...

Deer running in Yamal

The deer began to suspect something ...

Deer running in Yamal

And when Gabriel, this is our friendly reindeer herder, has made a breakthrough in the side of the stage to throw a lasso ...

Deer running in Yamal

They kaaak lomanutsya ...

Deer running in Yamal

Interestingly, the deer would never come on man, you can run on the entire herd, you will be terribly frightened, but none of the deer you will not knock and come, all you obbegut side, it's a reindeer.

Deer running in Yamal

The deer love salt, they will smell a mile away, and even if you just piss in the snow, they come and seek in the snow salt, for them like a drug, they are ready for anything, the deer came very close, if you look at his pupil, you can see me

Deer running in Yamal

Finally, a deer caught in the herd of 450 head, wearing a back and forth, it is that Gabriel caught a deer, to whom we have shown with your finger.

Deer running in Yamal

Naturally, he let him go, and deer solemnly walked away ...

Deer running in Yamal

In the tent we returned at sunset, Gavrila waited wife ...

Deer running in Yamal

On Sunday morning we went for a day herder gathered many guests really so happened that just before the holiday the VII Congress of Indigenous Peoples of the North, and of course all the delegates also went to the feast.

Deer running in Yamal

It was the most numerous in the history of the holiday, the old-timers say, that so many people never did.

Deer running in Yamal

Reindeer happy to ride a sleigh holiday guests ...

Deer running in Yamal

are all satisfied - and deer, and the guests, and the herders

Deer running in Yamal

"Chum for city residents," at first I thought that since he was a window, it is for the residents of the city can still have a tent with a balcony or a basement. But then everything cleared up this tent, such as cafes, inhabitants of the city to go and there are treated to tea and cookies, and therefore put the tablets to residents know where they can go and get warm.

Deer running in Yamal

Volunteers accompanying congress and festival organizers rebuffed chic jacket, I also wanted this, was even willing to buy, but they told me - do not come out ... everything is strictly over there in the north.

Deer running in Yamal

And here's competitors, they compete for the grand prize, a snowmobile Buran. Among them is our Gabriel.

Deer running in Yamal

Preparing for the start of ...

Deer running in Yamal

Warming deer

Deer running in Yamal

START ...

Deer running in Yamal

Manage deer really difficult, even experienced herders sometimes fail, but it seems all normul, rushing wind.

Deer running in Yamal

The rates of course wild ...

Deer running in Yamal

FINISH ... all there were 35 races, all go one time, the passage of the track recorded in the table, wins the one with the best time, it's simple.

Deer running in Yamal

Photographers can not miss the entertainment, so we occupied the hill, built for snowboarders.

Deer running in Yamal

The holiday was honored by a visit to Father Christmas Yamal - Yamal Iri, and most recently, I was told he was still in Yakutsk, is moving rapidly, however.

Deer running in Yamal

Beautiful ... though severely.

Deer running in Yamal

Another race on speed limits ...

Deer running in Yamal

The most difficult - is to enter a deer in turn, and that they are properly out of it came out in the right direction, so to speak ...

Deer running in Yamal

If you drag the reins, the deer turn 180 degrees and they can cut even a small circle in the place where they should just turn around, this sled and it happened, it was just round the flag, but it turned out that the deer turned back, second prize and lost too ...

Deer running in Yamal

And in this harness somehow 5 deer, when most 4, a bit strange, but it is not prohibited by the rules.

Deer running in Yamal

Urbanization and nomadism, peacefully coexist with each other ...

Deer running in Yamal

And in the sky flying paraglider with a motor, entertaining guests aerobatics ...

Deer running in Yamal

and delta-skis ...

Deer running in Yamal

Photos Shadows on a hill ...

At competitions, we certainly rooting for Gavrila, but unfortunately he did not win the Buran his team took only third place ...

But we wished him not to be upset, and he is sure to win a brand new Buran next year.