Yak Farming in Northern China Tibet Region


Typical Tibetan Yak Farm in Northern China. The Yak grazes in what looks like a barren field at the base of a mountain in Tibet.
During our photography tour of Northern China and Tibet, we found the main (only) proteins we could get at any restaurant was Yak. The landscape is this photograph is typical of a Tibetan Yak Farm. Although not a focus of my tour, adding some environmental photos of Yak farming in Tibet creates a better story. The gesture of this image that I was after was to emphasize the baron and dry terrain. I limited my color pallet and upped the clarity in Lightroom to bring out the texture of the land.

Yak are characterized by their shoulder hump, large horns, a horse-like tail, and a full dense coat. These long-haired mammals are called hairy forehead yak in Tibet.

What do they taste like, you ask?

Well, most of the Yak that we had during our meals were in stew and soups. It was small tough cuts of beef. Great for the experience of the trip, but nothing I will be seeking at our local restaurants back home in Canada.

Copyright: Dan Kosmayer
Image ID: 20655
File size: 12.8 MB
Dimensions: 4167 x 3125 px | 300dpi
Releases: Model – no | Property – no

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