Tsaatan ort under the moonlight

Angelo Chiacchio2018

Ephemera documentary

Ephemera documentary

The Tsaatan are semi-nomadic reindeer herders who live in the snowy forests of Northern Mongolia. They live in teepee like structures known as orts. When night falls, light from inside an ort slowly disappears and moonlight marks the end of the day for a Tsaatan family. The Tsaatan people move their tents three to four times a year to wherever the reindeers can find the best grazing.

Learn more about the Tsaatan lifestyle.


  • Title: Tsaatan ort under the moonlight
  • Creator: Angelo Chiacchio
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Tsagaannuur, Mongolia
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Angelo Chiacchio
  • Medium: Digital photograph

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