September 16, 2013

Sheep Encounter, China

Photograph by Steven Chou, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

Steven Chou was on his way back to Lhasa from Kashgar in remote western China—"a long, tough way"—when he encountered "a big gold-pit truck preparing to go back to Lhasa too." Chou, a member of National Geographic's Your Shot photo community, got a lift from the truck's Tibetan driver. He describes this shot as one glimpse from his seven-day journey on board.

"I could feel the earth shaking" as the sheep ran, he says. "At that moment I was completely shocked … They just ran across our [path] without any fear, and at that time my mind was empty but for the word 'free.'"

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34 comments
c. lin
c. lin

美丽的青藏高原!

Amit Singh
Amit Singh

Would like to see the leader of the flock!! fantastic picture

Meister Chow
Meister Chow

it looks rather funny at first glance. Nice shot

Janice H.
Janice H.

FREE!!          Nothing more.

Janice H.
Janice H.

FREE!!            Nothing more.

Travis Milliken
Travis Milliken

"...but for the word 'free.'" Well said, Steven. That came directly from your heart. T.


pala lechat
pala lechat

That is simply stunning, thank you very much for taking it and for sharing it.

David Martin
David Martin

Thats one way of taking photos of sheep:)

water bird
water bird

what energy!  and what an Amazing your shot gallery mr. Steven chou, such powerful and raw captures. magnificient!  thank you for sharing and may your hopes come true.

soltner bern
soltner bern

très bonne composition des différents éléments des sujets.

Les contrastes sont magnifiques. 

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