Mongolia has extreme contrasts of topography and weather and remains a model for pristine preservation of nature. They’re a nomadic cuntry that drives their sheep and goats into the mountains or the valley, depending on which location has the best grazing.
This woman on the edge of the Gobi Deset scans the horizon looking for the herd of sheep that her son is herding home at sunset.
Yaks are an exotic sight for us but families raise them for their milk and fur.
Goats and sheep are tethered together at night so if a maurading wolf stalks them, the collective yowls from the potential victims wake the owner who fires his shotgun into the air. Here are the family children milking their goats.