IN PICTURES: Amazing images of reindeer herding in northern Sweden

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IN PICTURES: Amazing images of reindeer herding in northern Sweden
Reindeer herding on the Vindelälven river. Photo: Grahame Soden

Sweden's indigenous Sami people have been moving herds of reindeer between low and high grounds for centuries. A British photographer captured the spectacle of hundreds of the animals being relocated in a fascinating series of images.


Grahame Soden who lives in Vormsele in Swedish Lapland photographed the reindeer being moved down the frozen Vindelälven river last year.


Photo: Grahame Soden

The body of water still freezes over for several moths of the year and becomes a “highway for dog-sleighs, skiers, snow-scooters and reindeer herding,” the photographer explained.

Click through the gallery for more images of reindeer being herded in Swedish Lapland.

More of Grahame Soden's images from northern Sweden can be found here.


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