The Hoh Xil Mountain and the Wild Tibetan Donkeys
by Zi Wang, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
The Hoh Xil Mountain is the southern branch of the Kunlun Mountains. It has an east-west orientation with an average elevation of 6000 meters. Despite the harsh climate and natural conditions that make Hoh Xil unsuitable for long-term human habitation, they create unique living environments for high-altitude wildlife. Hoh Xil is home to over 230 species of wild animals, including the endangered Tibetan antelope, wild yak, wild donkey, brown bear, and more. The photo captures a group of wild Tibetan donkeys (Equus kiang) leisurely foraging at the foot of the Hoh Xil Mountain.
Zi Wang (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)