The southern part of Mongolia contains the Gobi Desert, a vast high plateau characterized by camels, gers (circular dwellings) and sand dunes. This area is very remote and sparsely populated, and the endless skies are amazing. We visited many nomadic families in this area, including one near some sand dunes. Nikon D3, 24-70mm lens, 1/250 at F8, ISO400.
Gers are the traditional houses for nomadic families, and much of our time was spent living in our own gers. These circular houses are cool during the day, warm at night and surprisingly spacious. Nikon D3, 24-70mm, 1/20 at F14, ISO 400.
In addition to camels on the Gobi, there are lots of other livestock the Mongolians raise including cows, sheep and goats. This skull was near our camp in the Gobi and a great foreground for sunrise. Nikon D3, 14-24mm, !/60 at F16, ISO 400. One SB900 with full CTO gell used to light the skull from above using a SU800 to trigger the flash.