Mongolian Nomads' Spring Migration-Photographer Timothy Allen
These incredible photographs show the
harsh reality of life in remote Mongolia
through the eyes of a family embarking on a
gruelling spring migration.
Hundreds of Kazakhs brave temperatures of
-40C between February and April each year
as they make the 100-mile trek across the
Altai mountains in western Mongolia.
Photographer Timothy Allen captured these
stunning pictures after linking up with a
family - Shohan and his wife Perna - who
move six times a year between seasonal
camps in Bayan Ulgii Province.
Sub-zero: Families face temperatures
as low as -40C as they make the 100-
mile migration across the Altai
Mountains in western Mongolia
Gruelling: These stunning pictures show
the he harsh reality of life in remote
Mongolia through the eyes of a family
embarking on a spring migration
Sustenance: Kazakhs are famous
for hunting with eagles and
embark on yearly migrations
with their animals. A family is
pictured at meal time.
The big freeze: Kazakh families have to wrap
up and cover their faces with temperatures
often dropping as low as -40C during the trek.
Hard work: Along with 200 families, the
Kazakhs also brought around a thousand
animals including yak, camels, goats and
eagles on their migration, western Mongolia.
Another of Tim Allen's stunning
pictures shows Kazakhs moving
their sheep and cattle across the
mountains of western Mongolia.
Dinner time: A young Kazakh
girl, with her family in the
background, finishes off her
bowl of broth during the
migration across the Altai
A Mongolian family pose for
photographs as they prepare to
tuck into a celebratory feast in
their home in a remote part of
A Kazakh prepares for the
gruelling migration by wrapping
up one of their famous hunting
eagles in an orange towel .
Braving the elements: Up to 200 families
battle harsh sub-zero conditions as they
make their way across the mountains.