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Aug. 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Children of Reindeer by Michelle Schantz

Photo: Michelle Schantz/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Children of Reindeer

"Mikael Ánde, a child of Sámi reindeer herders, takes a break indoors after a long, cold day of rounding up the animals for vaccinations and slaughter. Children of reindeer herders learn to handle these animals and the land they thrive in from infancy - young Mikael here knew far more about the ways of nature than I could ever hope to learn."

— Michelle Schantz, Merit winner