March 25, 2016

Standing in the Light

Photograph by Christopher Martin, National Geographic Your Shot

In the northern reaches of China’s Yunnan Province, in the front range of the Himalaya, many of the people living in the small towns and villages are ethnic Tibetan. Here, Your Shot member Christopher Martin gets a glimpse into one of these traditional Tibetan homes, catching a moment of prayer. “It was an honor to see some of their culture during a visit to this village,” Martin writes.

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Jason Young
Jason Young

Great shot! But I think she is a Naxi woman, not a Tibetan. The round shaped headwear is a part of Naxi custome. Her apron is also not like Tibetan.

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