Daily Photos of the 2017
Wearing a curtain and a cardboard crown, Kristina Khudi becomes the “tundra princess” in the Nenets camp near the Kara Sea. The eight-year-old says her happiest time is summer, when a helicopter sent by Gazprom and the regional government brings her and other kids home from school to their migrating families. In fall, when the chopper returns, some kids hide in the tundra.
This photo was originally published in, “They Migrate 800 Miles a Year. Now It’s Getting Tougher.,” in October 2017.
PHOTOGRAPH BY EVGENIA ARBUGAEVA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC