KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 7 (TREKKING-VI AT 3500 m HIGH – YAKS - LAKE TULPAR)

by Antonio Gil May. 03, 2017 1462 views

and then we were surrounded by a herd of yaks who appeared from nowhere

me and my wife taking yak pictures – taken by JS

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group picture – taken by one of the guides

fooling around (perhaps due to altitude sickness ☺☺) - taken by one of the guides

♫♫ Yakety Yak, sung by Yaks ♫♫

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Yak physiology is well adapted to high altitudes, having larger lungs and heart than cattle found at lower altitudes, as well as greater capacity for transporting oxygen through their blood due to the persistence of foetal haemoglobin throughout life. Conversely, yaks do not thrive at lower altitudes, and begin to suffer from heat exhaustion above about 15 °C (59 °F). Further adaptations to the cold include a thick layer of subcutaneous fat, and an almost complete lack of functional sweat glands. Contrary to popular belief, yak and their manure have little to no detectable odour when maintained appropriately in pastures or paddocks with adequate access to forage and water. Yak's wool is naturally odour resistant.

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

They remind me of the American Bison, who once roamed the high plains of of the central US.....
Love your "jumping for joy" shot!
Fascinating info about the Yaks.....
#1 great composition & deep focus of these amazing creatures, Mt Lenin and the glacier.....

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

Are you still travelling? Thanks for the comment my friend

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 8 months ago

In Dallas with my kids & grand-puppies for a few days, then on back to the road again......

My pleasure!

:=D

Cheers!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 3 years, 8 months ago

What a wonderful encounter. I love the final group shot!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 8 months ago

Altitude has its influence :-)))

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nanci A Mattos Nanci 3 years, 8 months ago

Eu adoro suas fotos, cada dia mais impressionante. Essas montanhas me deixam fascinada, que coisa mais linda! Adoro fotos de pessoas pulando hahaha :-D foi uma excelente captura. Ahhh e o Búfalo Motanhês fazendo bufalinhos rsrs hahahaha ficou The Best

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Nanci A Mattos Nanci 3 years, 8 months ago

Essas montanhas deixam fascinado qualquer um, a imponência delas é esmagadora. Bufalinhos é ume expressão bem engraçada ☺☺☺

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nanci A Mattos Nanci Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 8 months ago

Ahahahahaha

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Aniket Pant 3 years, 8 months ago

Love no. 1! Brings back memories of Sikkim in the 50s!!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Aniket Pant 3 years, 8 months ago

It looks similar for what I've seen in Google. :-)

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Francesc 3 years, 8 months ago

First one excellent and the last very funny

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 3 years, 8 months ago

Good times my friend. Thank you so much :-)

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pam Brighton 3 years, 8 months ago

Fascinating about the yaks, you all look so happy!

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pam Brighton 3 years, 8 months ago

Altitude sickness ☺☺☺ Thanks dear Pam

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 3 years, 8 months ago

Did you have some tak milk

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 8 months ago

No, just mare milk. Very sweet :-)

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Old Monk 3 years, 8 months ago

1st one have became my all time favorite for now ...beautyfully clicked :-)
and ecstasy of 4th one is mesmerizing ... lovely

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Old Monk 3 years, 8 months ago

My favorite is also #1. Thanks dear friend

3 years, 8 months ago Edited
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