Ed has travelled to 50 countries and lived in six, much of that in attempts to satisfy his fascination with wild places and their inhabitants, particularly tribal and nomadic people. For the last few years he has got stuck exploring the vastness of the former Soviet Union, with an emphasis on Siberia, the Far East, the Arctic and Central Asia. At the moment he is teaching English in Moscow in between leading trips to the nomadic Nenets reindeer herders of Arctic Siberia's Yamal Peninsula (Yamal Peninsula Travel
About the picture:
This picture was taken after I'd spent six hours outdoors in -40 °C on the Yamal Peninsula photographing a Nenets brigade which was preparing to move camp. Despite multiple layers of reindeer fur clothing, I couldn't imagine it being possible to feel any colder until, on a more recent trip, I had to travel for eight hours by snowmobile in the same temperature!