Milking dzomos - SupChina

Milking dzomos

A Tibetan woman at Heitushan Pass in Qinghai Province takes care of morning duties: milking the dzomos (female dzos – a hybrid between the yak and domestic cattle), stoking the fire, making the morning tea, and collecting dzo dung to cook the meals for the day. Then the husband gets up while she prepares breakfast.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.