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a flock of sheep in China
September 16, 2013

Sheep Encounter, China

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots Steven Chou was on his way back to Lhasa from Kashgar in remote western China—"a long, tough way"—when he encountered "a big gold-pit truck preparing to go back to Lhasa too." Chou, a member of National Geographic's Your Shot photo community, got a lift from the truck's Tibetan driver. He describes this shot as one glimpse from his seven-day journey on board. "I could feel the earth shaking" as the sheep ran, he says. "At that moment I was completely shocked … They just ran across our [path] without any fear, and at that time my mind was empty but for the word 'free.'" Check out the bold new look and feel of Your Shot, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe. See more pictures from the Your Shot Travelogue assignment » See pictures of the Chinese countryside »
Photograph by Steven Chou, Your Shot

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