Two riders herd yak further up hill as part of the morning commute in the nomadic regions on the slopes of the Animaqin snow mountain in Goulou county. Qinghai province. The snow mountain, like all with permanent snow in Tibet, are regarded as holy with protector warrior gods. Animaqin is believed to be protected bythe general warrior god of all other snow mountains in the region.
"Sanjiangyuan- The three rivers headwaters". The Tibetan plateau is the world’s third pole, producing fresh water for billions downstream. In China, the future of the nation depends on how this water tower is conserved. Where the Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong rivers begin, Tibetan nomads are moving to protect the land, its wildlife and in the process their ancient culture from melting away in the face of resettlement and urbanisation.