Hamid Sardar
List Words : Wanderlust team | 22 February

Gallery: 10 incredible photos of Mongolia's nomadic tribes

Photographer and scholar Hamid Sardar spent eight years journeying with nomadic tribes across Mongolia and documenting their lives. Here are 10 of his most captivating pictures


Boy shouting, Kosgholgonduk Pass, Hovsgol Province (Hamid Sardar)




Saker falcon, Deloun Highlands, Olgii Province (Hamid Sardar)




Autumn migration in blizzard, Darhat Valley, Hovsgol Province (Hamid Sardar)




Dancing shaman II, West Taiga, Hovsgol Province (Hamid Sardar)




Deer totem, West Taiga, Hovsgol Province (Hamid Sardar)




Taipak’s wolves, Deloun Highlands, Olgii Province (Hamid Sardar)




Balapan, Deloun Highlands, Olgii Province (Hamid Sardar)




Deermaid II, West Taiga, Hovsgol Province (Hamid Sardar)




White Pegasus study I, Deloun Highlands, Olgii Province (Hamid Sardar)




Shaman matriarch, West Taiga, Hovsgol Province (Hamid Sardar)



Dark Heavens is a fantastic collection of Mongolia photos from Tibetan and Mongol languages scholar Hamid Sardar. The book, containing 121 colour photographs and 26 black and white photographs, is published by teNeues. See teneues-books.com/dark-heavens for more details. 

For more on Hamid Sardar, visit www.hamidsardarphoto.com