Gallery 1002 - Reindeer round up in Southern Lappland

Lappland forms the most northerly land in Finland. In many places it is a pristine wilderness with the local population depending on the millions of Reindeer for their survival. This essay was shot in late October 2005 approximately 100 kilometres north of Tornio. The storyboard begins with farmers resting after gathering together some of the reindeer roaming in the vicinity. The shoot continues with the farmers selecting animals for slaughter. This is soon accomplished with the carcasses hung from a metal frame. As the sun sets the reindeer are set free and the forest returns to normal.

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