Coastal Chukchi

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The native community of Uelen is pounded by heavy seas during an autumn storm.Less sea ice in recent years has resulted in more storm damage to the buildings. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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A young Chukchi boy with his bicycle on the main street of Uelen after an autumn snow fall. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Chukchi men,rest their dog teams during a hunting trip. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Yuri Ilkay, an elderly Chukchi, dressed for winter seal hunting. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Oleg Ukutagin drags a Baidarka (Umiaq) while hunting at the floe edge. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Chukchi hunter, Geora Eymetitin, driving his dog sled. Chukotkiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Standing on pressure ice, hunter Oleg Ukutagin, scans the sea ice for polar bears. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Oleg Ukutagin drags a Baidarka, Umiaq, while hunting at the floe edge. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Geora Eymetitin, a Chukchi hunter, rests on his sled during a dog sled trip. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Standing by his baidarka (walrus skin boat), Yakov Vukutagin, hunts seals from the shoreline at Dezhnovka. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Chukchi hunter, Alexei Pilanto, with a ringed seal outside his home in Uelen. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Oleg Ukutagin untangles his dogs' traces while hunting near Cape Dezhnev. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Yuri Ilkay, an elderly Chukchi, dressed in traditional winter clothes. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Out of respect to the spirit of a dead seal, a Chukchi boy, Vasa Pilanto, pours water into its mouth. Chukotka, Siberia. 2002
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Tatiana Amytitina, an elderly Chukchi woman, from Uelen. Chukotskij Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Chukchi hunters travelling from Uelen to Dezhnovka by dog sled on a windy November day. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia. 2004
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Hunters' huts and boats at Dezhnovka in the autumn. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Lema, a Chukchi woman, rests on her sled during a break on a journey by dog team. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Yura Timnekkvun, a Chukchi hunter from Uelen checks his sled dogs during a storm at Dezhnovka. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia 2004
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Chukchi hunter Alexei Pilanto with his son Vasa at their home in Uelen. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Chukchi men rest their dog teams during a hunting trip. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Etovi, an elderly Chukchi man, in traditional winter clothing. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Street in the native Chukchi village of Neshkan. Chukotkskiy Peninsula. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2010
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Native whale bone carving. 'In Ice Captivity'(1978) by Sergei Nikitin. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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A face carved in whale bone by Edward Tachenko a native artist from Uelen. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Chukchi artist Lydia Teutina engraving a walrus tusk at her home in Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Festival scene engraved on a walrus tusk by Chukchi artist Oleg Prasov. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Chukchi artist Lydia Teutina holding one of her engraved walrus tusks. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Ljuba Eynes, a well known native artist from Uelen, engraving a piece of walrus ivory. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Ljuba Eynes, a well known native artist from Uelen, engraving a piece of walrus ivory. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Jakov Vukvutagin, working on a walrus ivory carving of a dog sled. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Detail of a walrus hunting scene engraved onto a walrus tusk. Chukotka, Eastern Siberia. 2010
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Minature ritual mask carved from walrus ivory (circa 1000 B.C.-1000.A.D.) Bering Strait, Chukotka, Russia. 2002
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Ritual objects carved from walrus ivory (circa 1000 B.C. - 1000.A.D.) Bering Strait, Chukotka, Russia. 2002
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A Chukchi woman takes her children for an outing on a toboggan pulled by huskies. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia. 2002
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Geora Eymetitin, a Chukchi, drives his dog team by a pressure ridge near Cape Dezhnev. Chukotka, Siberia. 2002
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Yura Timnekkvun, a Chukchi hunter from Uelen, wearing traditional dress. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Two Chukchi boys, Larik Vukuchyvun (left) & Matvey Keytegin hunting seals from the snow covered shoreline. Dezhnovka, Chukotka, Siberia. 2004
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Two Chukchi boys walk along the snow covered shoreline at Dezhnovka in the autumn. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Lema, a Chukchi woman, sits on her sled during a break on a journey by dog team. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Chukchi hunter's hut during a winter storm at Dezhnovka. Chukotskij Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2002
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Portrait of Yakov Vukutagin, a Chukchi hunter from Uelen. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Sled dogs covered in snow during an autumn storm at Dezhnovka. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia. 2004
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Yakov Vukutagin, a Chukchi man from Uelen, hunts seals from the shoreline at Dezhnovka. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Standing by his baidarka (walrus skin boat), Yakov Vukutagin, hunts seals from the shoreline at Dezhnovka. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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A young Chukchi hunter waits near the shoreline at Dezhnovka for seals to surface. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Sasha, a young Chukchi man, leans out of the window of a hunter's hut at Dezhnovka. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Chukchi hunters walking with their dogs at Dezhnovka. Uelen, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Brightly coloured apartment blocks with murals of native Chukchi in the town of Anadyr. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2010
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Zhenya Stoyanova, a Chukchi woman, holds up a Chum salmon she has caught in Anadyr Bay. Anadyr, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
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Ivan Tanko, a Chukchi elder, hanging salmon up to dry at a camp on the Senyavinsky Strait. Beringia National Park, Providensky Region of Chukotka. Russian Far East
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Zhenya Stoyanova, a Chukchi woman, removes a Chum salmon from her fishing net in Anadyr Bay. Anadyr, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
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Ivan Tanko, a Chukchi elder, hanging salmon up to dry at a camp on the Senyavinsky Strait. Beringia National Park, Providensky Region of Chukotka. Russian Far East
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Ivan Tanko, a Chukchi elder, making caviar from salmon eggs at a camp on the Senyavinsky Strait. Beringia National Park, Providensky Region of Chukotka. Russian Far East
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Chukchi girls hang out on a whaling boat at sunset, Inchoun. Chukotka. Siberia. Russia. 1997
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A Chukchi hunter with his harpoon at the ready during a whale hunt near Nuniamo. Lavrentiya, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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The native community of Uelen is pounded by heavy seas during an autumn storm.Less sea ice in recent years has resulted in more storm damage to the buildings. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2004
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Vukvanayt, an elderly Chukchi woman. She has a traditional tatoo on her face. Sireniki, Providensky Region, Chukotka, Russian Far East.
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Mikhail Tynentegin, a retired Chukchi reindeer herder, and his wife Natalia. Chukotskiy Peninsula, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2010
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Sveta Tymeraskova, a young Chukchi woman, plays a Wii video game at her home in Anadyr. Chukotka, Siberia, Russia. 2010
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