Nomadic Herder Boys, Mongolia 2016

By David Levene

Young boys herd goats on horse-back in Sukhbaatar region of Mongolia. For years traditional herding families have suffered catastrophic losses of livestock during the winter 'Dzud', - a phenomenon unique to Mongolia whereby winters can reach -58 degrees C, exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon. Summer droughts make matters worse by making it difficult for farmers to produce and stock enough hay and feed to provide for animals during harsh winters. Sukhbaatar, Mongolia 2016

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