The Lady and the Yak : Again this is an old image from my travel to Nathula in Sikkim at the end of 2012.This image was taken at Changu Lake with a lady riding a yak for a trip round the lake.The barren rocks of the region are evident in the background.
Some tidbits about the Yak :
Wild yaks are among the largest bovids and are second only to the gaur in shoulder height. They are also the largest native animal in their range. Wild yak adults stand about 1.6 to 2.2 m (5.2 to 7.2 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 305–1,000 kg (672–2,205 lb). The head and body length is 2.5 to 3.3 m (8.2 to 11 ft), not counting the tail of 60 to 100 cm (24 to 39 in). The females are about one-third the weight and are about 30% smaller in their linear dimensions when compared to bull wild yaks.Domesticated yaks are much smaller, males weighing 350 to 580 kg (770 to 1,280 lb) and females 225 to 255 kg (496 to 562 lb).
Yaks are heavily built animals with a bulky frame, sturdy legs, and rounded cloven hooves. They are the only wild bovids of this size with extremely dense, long fur that hangs down lower than the belly. Wild yaks are generally dark, blackish to brown, in coloration. However, domestic yaks can be quite variable in color, often having patches of rusty brown and cream. They have small ears and a wide forehead, with smooth horns that are generally dark in colour. In males, the horns sweep out from the sides of the head, and then curve forward; they typically range from 48 to 99 cm (19 to 39 in) in length. The horns of females are smaller, only 27 to 64 cm (11 to 25 in) in length, and have a more upright shape. Both sexes have a short neck with a pronounced hump over the shoulders, although this is larger and more visible in males.Yaks are highly friendly in nature and can easily be trained. There has been very little documented aggression from yaks towards human beings, although mothers can be extremely protective of their young and will bluff charge if they feel threatened
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thebest (4276) 2014-02-09 20:40
Oh my goodness what a wonderful photo this lady is having a great time riding on this beast - certainly a handsome looking Yak!!!
This is a fabulous photo that puts a huge smile on my face & many others I'm sure.
Well spotted & you captured the scene to perfection. ' CONGRATULATIONS '
pajaran (54157) 2014-02-09 21:47
Interesantan i dobar tekst o dovljem jakovu, sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Interesting and good article about dovljem Jacob, with a description ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment, pretty colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
mohammad_H (9704) 2014-02-09 23:52
I'm glad that you documented images of the city and his country, exhibited, and lifestyle and customs, we will introduce you to,
all the best
snunney (88357) 2014-02-10 2:11
She seems to be having a great time this intrepid lady on her yak. On the other hand the keeper is managing to keep a fairly straight face. Great daily life capture nicely presented with good colours and clarity. The background rock with its lovely textural detail adds further interest to the shot.
Sergiom (65229) 2014-02-10 5:47
J'aime beaucoup le rire de cette dame confortablement assise sur le boeuf, bien décoré pour l'occasion. Le guide semble bien surpris par ce rire de bonheur.
Miguel82 (26242) 2014-02-10 6:09
She seems to enjoy the ride on that big yak nearby Changu lake Fabbs, what a magnificent animal, I like the way its horns are decorated, good action shot, bright hues, high resolution, all the best, have a good start of week
Oceania (5174) 2014-02-10 7:39
I think the lady is too heavy to the small animal. The Yak with white head and black body, cute. It is also decorated beautifully.
Noel_Byrne (26567) 2014-02-10 9:16
What an amazing animal! Although I know of the yak, I cannot say I have seen them very often. It looks beautiful in your presentation here, so fuzzy that it could almost be a household pet. Love the colors on the horns too. The smile on the woman is warm and welcoming and makes the whole image have a very pleasant feeling. Great moment to capture
All the best
omid266 (6700) 2014-02-10 9:19
** Salam Farhat ,
Good night ,
This is a nice foto with subject you selected ,
Nice captured , nice text about Yaks,
Animals who isnot found in countries like Iran I think,
All the Best ,
Keep sharing ,
Thanks alot ,
** God Be with you Brother **
rychem (26790) 2014-02-10 9:23
Very nice scene with this smiling tourist, technically perfect photo with great composition, informative note
jcpix (13726) 2014-02-10 18:28
The opening line of your note made me laugh, an "old image,"...not even 2 months ago. :)
Must be a fun ride, she sure seems to be enjoying herself. You've captured a candid moment which conveys the pure emotion of the moment. And on the technical side...its bright, colorful and sharply focused. An intriguing and informative cultural image, well done! Have a great day ahead.
Fis2 (88811) 2014-02-11 0:42
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive yak!
Have a nice afternoon
Nicou (127818) 2014-02-11 1:22
Fantastique vue cette dame qui souri sueprbe et les corne toutes belles avec cette laine qui les recouvetne de couleur c'est mervielleux les trois sont sueprb3ed avec l'homme et quel poil quel rendu et bel animal sueprbe ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (142808) 2014-02-11 3:14
Exactly a western lady on these yak.
Very pleasant to look at.
Lovely background with the colourfully rocks.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Enjoy the day ahead,
mirosu (15126) 2014-02-11 5:56
Actually this is a very nice snapshot will all superb content. The deep DOF allow following not only the woman on yak and the young man but also rocks with nice textures Very well seen and captured.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-11 7:00
The lady seems to be enjoying herself a lot riding this Yak. I have not seen anyone before riding one of these animal, as you say in your note they are big and heavy beasts.
Splendid colours, well managed especially the light.
ikeharel (61415) 2014-02-11 9:11
The lady seems cheerful, while the Yak a bit grumpy on his pose, Farhat - but let's hope it ended-up on the best side.
Fine spotted and collected the nice moment.
Fine photojob done,
jemaflor (88161) 2014-02-11 10:46
Funny photo with this smiling lady. Good like, pleasant scene well captured, tfs.
marina7 (8055) 2014-02-11 11:29
lovely capture, the lady seems to enjoy her ride a lot... can't say the same about the yak though:)))
A funny and bright one, thanks!
ktanska (25505) 2014-02-11 11:42
I like the wide smile the lady has. You don't get such yak rides in many countries. This reminds of camel rides offered for tourists in Morocco for example.
Well framed contrasty view with a good contact to the animal.
kato (11630) 2014-02-11 12:19
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle which a lovely yak puts a tourist on the back and is moving. It looks like an animal with the feature which has feathers of the white head and black body and is convenient although carried. And, it's also impressive the woman is enjoying to ride on it.
Silvio1953 (128359) 2014-02-11 12:59
Ciao Farhat, nice scene, lovely composition with sniling lady on beautiful yak, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (15573) 2014-02-11 14:25
It's a very cute photo. The animal looks dwarfish because its hair is so close to the ground. What is the ethnicity of the yak wallah (did I use the term correctly)?
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-02-11 19:04
hi, a nice daily life scene from the lake side. I enjoyed the moment. I enjoyed the facial expression of the rider. Excellent light and colours. A nice one. Tfs.
macjake (59956) 2014-02-12 1:12
the lady and the yak...thats a funny title for sure.
very interesting info about the Yak in the note too :)
the lady seems to be enjoying her experience here!
love the unique subject matter you present to us today, very cool!
fds (8750) 2014-02-13 12:05
dear farhat you tacke a great picture and magic moment from your nation
great colors and fantastic scharpnees
adramad (39770) 2014-02-14 7:22
An original composition, with the image of this powerful animal, while women rise to the yak, its expression seems to be this amusing, which contrasts with the serious expression of man.
It is a splendid portrait, very well captured.
Superb brightness and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend.
UlfE (14641) 2014-02-15 11:08
What a superb photo of this lady with a big smile on her face riding on a jak. Perfectly framed and the lady's face in focus at 1/3 both horizontally and vertically. Wonderful natural colours and perfect sharpness. TFS and have a nice day!
mkamionka (31981) 2014-02-17 7:47
I have never seen a yak in my life so this seems really exotic to me. Nice scene with people captured in nice poses. Plenty of color and good light.
very well done,
Angshu (56454) 2014-02-18 3:39
This is quite a humorous scene...all seem to enjoy the momemnt including the viewers of this picture, except perhaps the poor yak! Well captured!
annjackman (20539) 2014-02-18 8:08
Love this! Not sure that I would want to be on a yak. The composition is superb with the man woman and yak making an interesting trio against the rocky BG. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
Cricri (110295) 2014-02-19 8:48
Un sourire communicateur de la dame sur le Bœuf, cela me rappelle la première fois que je suis montée sur un chameau :-) agréable scène bien mise en image
delpeoples (54463) 2014-02-21 2:52
Namaskar dear Farhat
This photo is a joy to view. I don't know if I love the yak or the laughing lady more. She is simply wonderful and I wonder whether it was you or her husband that made her laugh so heartily. Beautiful colour, perfect composition and excellent sharpness. A delightful photo, congratulations.
pierrefonds (59354) 2014-02-21 4:36
You have capture well the smiling expression of the woman riding the yak and the uncertain one of the man. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the yak. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
ourania (35064) 2014-02-21 11:12
an interesting, spontaneous capture full of the energy and feelings of the moment. There's a story in your tight frame and we can see what everyone is thinking in their expressions. In spite of its spontaneity, the scene is sharp and clear, the sense of movement is well rendered. I also like the bright and vivid colours and how the shadows balance the dark colours in the left side of the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
eldancer1 (30788) 2014-02-23 7:23
Looks like this yak is not happy with all those decorations on its horn, in fact the yak look embarrass. Good moment, nicely captured with good details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16813)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-30
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Hoya 67mm U/V
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-09 18:13