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Yalks in snow

Yalks in snow
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F-100, Fuji Provia 100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-25 13:16
Viewed: 6089
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The yak (Bos grunniens) is a long-haired humped domestic bovine found in Tibet and throughout the Himalayan region of south central Asia, as well as in Mongolia. In Tibetan, the word yak refers only to the male of the species; a female is a dri or nak. In most languages which borrowed the word, including English, however, yak is usually used for both sexes.

Wild yaks stand about two meters tall at the shoulder. Domestic yaks are about half that height. Both types have long shaggy hair to insulate them from the cold. Wild yaks can be either brown or black. Domesticated ones can also be white. Both males and females have horns.
Wild yaks can weigh 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). They usually form groups of between 10 and 30 animals. Their habitat is treeless uplands like hills, mountains and plateaux between 3,200 m (10,500 ft) and roughly 5,400 m (18,000 ft). They eat grasses, lichens and other plants. During the warmest season these hardy animals live in areas of permanent snow and move lower down at colder times. (wikipedea)

These Yalks were domesticated and was walking in Snopw fall in Periche, on the way to Everest Base camp, in Nepal. That day It was snowing like anything from 3pm to 8pm it was jail for us inside the restaurent/Lodge. I saw these two Yalks waliking and started taking picture through the window. I like the cool wind and snow effect here.

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very wilderness shot.
i like it very much.

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-26 6:10]

Great shot specially the yaks in the night adn the darkness. The natural walk inthe night make it more lively. Ganesh

Dear Satish, Very natural and pictorial like to keep watching this picture and get the feeling it going to be bright sunshine any moment !
I guess it is difficult to shoot and in such weather and lighting sitution. Great work sir.
thanks. with best regards.vab.

Satish! Wildereness picture, very good work.

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