The reindeers owned by the Sámi, the indeginous people of Norway, live in the mountains all the year. They roam freely, like the wild reindeer, but a few times during the year they are collected by the herders.
When I was visiting last week it was the end of the slaughtering season. These animals belongs to two groups that cooperate about the work in this time of the year, Saanti Sijte and Gåbrien Sijte. Both groups belongs to the South Sámi of Norway.
First the reindeers are collected in a large fence. From there smaller groups of animals are chased into a much smaller fence where they can be separeted. For some the fate are sealed, some will be let free again.
The herds are big, and the works goes on and one, for days and weeks. There are more photos in my photo gallery from Harsjøen, Røros.