National Geographic : 2011 Nov
• Sven Skaltje makes a meal from some staples of the Sami diet---dried reindeer meat, homemade bread, coffee---in the kitchen of the apartment (right) he shares with five of his siblings in Gällivare, Sweden. They split their time between the town and their village of Harrå, unreachable by roads. Skaltje spends much of the winter on the tundra with his herd. "I feel empty when I am away from the reindeer," he says. A photo of a calf marking (above) hangs in his cousin's home.