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Photo by @katieorlinsky // Captured #withgalaxy Note8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Outside the home of a nomadic herder in the Uvs province of Mongolia, baby livestock stay home while the rest of the herd is out in the extreme cold before a possible “dzud” crisis. A dzud is an emergency related to extreme weather conditions. With cold winds coming from Siberia, temperatures drop to below -50 C. Animals freeze or starve because they can’t graze. Warming weather and lack of rain in the summer is increasing every year, and there’s less hay available for the animals to gain the weight they need to endure the brutal winter. Thousands can be lost in a day. The fear is that the dzud will hit in the spring when the snow melts. Once the nomadic herders lose their animals, they have no income, they can’t repay their bank loans and they go bankrupt. They leave the countryside for the dangerously polluted city. Or parents send their children away to school, and the children never come back.

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