May 1, 2010
Nagqu Horse Festival, Tibet
Photograph by Michael Yamashita, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel
Teenage jockeys race Nangchen purebreds at the Nagqu Horse Festival, a centuries-old summer gathering on the Tea Horse Road in Tibet. The competition features the Nangchen, long prized for its speed and stamina.
See more photographs from the May 2010 feature story "The Forgotten Road."