these are taken on the way out to nam tso, about a 4 hour drive from lhasa
the lake -- nam tso. we arrived with a thunderstorm
caught this as we passed them. if you can't tell, she's riding on the back of a motorcycle.
tibetan mastiff. he seems to be molting to rid his winter coat. we named him zoom lion.
zoom lion and tsering
kelly and little tsering.
norbu (kelly's dog). some of the dogs are very sweet, but probably all have parasites. on the other hand, apparently some of the dogs try to attack you when you go to use the outhouse in the middle of the night.
the view from the station
tsering, tsechoe, kelly.
pile o' prayer flags
me getting to know the yak. photo by kelly.
pre-grazing measurements. another day at the office.
one of my favorite yaks
the view from our field site, and tsedrol's house
tashi do, a sacred mountain, in the sunset
tenzin explaining carbon flux to norbu
more pre-grazing measurements. photo by tenzin.
this is a picture i took of me wrangling the yaks, only i'm not in it . it's easiest to wrangle when other people shoo the yaks from behind.
the herding family
tsering trying to get in the back of the truck
sunset at tashi do
we thought it was hilarious that the were decorating yaks with chinese flags
when we got back to nam tso after our month's absence there were puppies!!