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10 eye-opening photographs of daily life in rural Mongolia

Portraits showcasing life in Western Mongolia's Great Lakes and Altai Mountains, captured by esteemed photographer Marcus Westberg, offer fascinating insight into Mongolian culture and tradition...

A young herder takes a novel approach to corralling his goats back from the pastures, near the base of the Jargalant Karikhan Uul mountain, in the Khar Us Nuur National Park (Marcus Westberg)
Three generations of a Kazakh herder family, in Gants Mod Valley (Marcus Westberg)

Three generations of a Kazakh herder family, in Gants Mod Valley (Marcus Westberg)

Staff members with the 360 Degrees Mongolia Travel Company prepare the breakfast table for a luxury tented camp, in the Altai Mountains outside of Khovd (Marcus Westberg)

Staff members with the 360 Degrees Mongolia Travel Company prepare the breakfast table for a luxury tented camp, in the Altai Mountains outside of Khovd (Marcus Westberg)

A girl shows off her political t-shirt, in the Khar Us Nuur region, not far from Khovd town (Marcus Westberg)

A girl shows off her political t-shirt, in the Khar Us Nuur region, not far from Khovd town (Marcus Westberg)

Kazakh herders load their ger camp onto a truck on the floodplain of the Chikhertei Valley, West Mongolia (Marcus Westberg)

Kazakh herders load their ger camp onto a truck on the floodplain of the Chikhertei Valley, West Mongolia (Marcus Westberg)

A girl poses with her horse in the Chikhertei Valley. She told us her name was Aisaule, meaning ‘Moonlight' (Marcus Westberg)

A girl poses with her horse in the Chikhertei Valley. She told us her name was Aisaule, meaning ‘Moonlight' (Marcus Westberg)

A young horse racer charges for the finish line at the end of a 10km race across the plains, as part of local Naadam celebrations near Chandmani (Marcus Westberg)

A young horse racer charges for the finish line at the end of a 10km race across the plains, as part of local Naadam celebrations near Chandmani (Marcus Westberg)

A man takes snuff, traditionally taken by Mongolian men to mark special occasions, during the Naadam celebrations in Chandmani (Marcus Westberg)

A man takes snuff, traditionally taken by Mongolian men to mark special occasions, during the Naadam celebrations in Chandmani (Marcus Westberg)

Mongolian wrestlers, in ceremonial regalia, wait to fight as part of the Naadam celebrations in Chandmani village (Marcus Westberg)

Mongolian wrestlers, in ceremonial regalia, wait to fight as part of the Naadam celebrations in Chandmani village (Marcus Westberg)

A young herder takes a novel approach to corralling his goats back from the pastures, near the base of the Jargalant Khairkhan Uul Mountain, in Khar Us Nuur National Park (Marcus Westberg)

A young herder takes a novel approach to corralling his goats back from the pastures, near the base of the Jargalant Khairkhan Uul Mountain, in Khar Us Nuur National Park (Marcus Westberg)

Khuanitkhan, one of the famous eagle hunters of the Mongolian Altai region, stands with his golden eagle (Marcus Westberg)

Khuanitkhan, one of the famous eagle hunters of the Mongolian Altai region, stands with his golden eagle (Marcus Westberg)

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