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