Above: Kids help churn milk
Right: Hanım Balcı slices freshly-made cheese inside her tent
Every herding family has dogs to help protect the flocks from bears and wolves. Despite their sometimes fearsome size and strength - and the nail-studded collars that many wear - many of the dogs are extremely friendly and quite beautiful.
below: 1 -Shepherds drive their flocks over the meadows
2 - Bringing the herds in for the night
3 - Nomadic tents at night