In harsh environments, relationships between humans and wildlife are very different compared to those found within cities. Follow Joseph Mak as he documents the special bond between the Mongols and their animals.
EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, 16mm, ISO2000, 1/1000sec, f/11
Across land and sky, the relationship between man and animal extends beyond mere sustenance. There is something deeper and hard to quantify. Imagine a connection that speaks of mutual respect, where one cannot exist without the other.
EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, 17mm, ISO100, 1/500sec, f/5.6
It’s an existence that is deep-rooted in Mongolian traditions, a legacy that is a part of the very fabric of their being. These nomads, survivors of the harshest endurance tests that nature can throw at them, know that they cannot do so without their animals.
EOS 5D Mark IV, EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens, 560mm, ISO320, 1/1000sec, f/6.3
Here, there is a balance of harmony between man and beast that doesn’t exist anywhere else in this world. Now, it’s your turn to experience what it means to call the wild home, and its inhabitants your family.
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