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“Migration on an Icy Lake” wins top photography award
update:November 28,2017
By:China Tibet Online

Nov. 28, 2017 -- The Second  "Qomolangma Glacier: Tibet Scenery Photography Contest" has announced its winners. The photo series by Pubu Tashi, "Migration on an Icy Lake," received the  highest honor.

The photos depicted the villagers in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet, moving their sheep between pastures during the winter season, which is proved to be a dangerous yet exciting journey.

This kind of pasture transfer has last  for more than  one thousand years. Every year, during the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau's coldest months, when the Phuma Yumtso Lake freezes, local herdsmen herd their sheep onto the small island in the center of the lake to keep the flock alive. The remaining pasture on the island is used to survive the lean winter months.

14 works with 32 pieces of photos were awarded  the first, second, and third place,, as well as excellent photo awards at this contest.

Editor: Ana Wu

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