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Ice fishing in Yakutia in photos by Natalya Fyodorova

  • Fishermen typically start to net in October when the ice is thick enough to cross on a snowmobile
  • The village of Chokurdakh
  • A fisherman with two assistants can catch up to five tons of fish, usually broad whitefish and peled
  • A fisherman with two assistants can catch up to five tons of fish, usually broad whitefish and peled
  • They leave the burbot they catch near ice holes to feed the Arctic foxes
  • Sometimes fishermen make maksa from burbot: the frozen burbot liver is similar to cod liver
  • They regularly bring their catch to the village community to be sent to the mainland
  • A village shop
  • The village of Chokurdakh
  • The village of Chokurdakh
  • The village of Chokurdakh
  • Fishermen typically start to net in October when the ice is thick enough to cross on a snowmobile
  • The village of Chokurdakh
  • A fisherman with two assistants can catch up to five tons of fish, usually broad whitefish and peled
  • A fisherman with two assistants can catch up to five tons of fish, usually broad whitefish and peled
  • They leave the burbot they catch near ice holes to feed the Arctic foxes
  • Sometimes fishermen make maksa from burbot: the frozen burbot liver is similar to cod liver
  • They regularly bring their catch to the village community to be sent to the mainland
  • A village shop
  • The village of Chokurdakh
  • The village of Chokurdakh
  • The village of Chokurdakh
From Natalya Fyodorova’s personal archive
Fishermen typically start to net in October when the ice is thick enough to cross on a snowmobile

Arctic.ru presents photographs taken by Natalya Fyodorova in the winter of 2016 with her own captions. The photos were taken in the village of Chokurdakh, Yakutia, on the banks of the Indigirka River.