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Tibetan Mastiff Photography

September,28 2016 BY Lobsang Tsering 0 COMMENTS

About Tibetan mastiff:
Known as one of the rarest breeds in history, Tibetan mastiff is believed to be the ancestor of many fierce dogs on the European continent. Grown up in Tibet and Qinghai province, China, Tibetan mastiff features long and dense hair, robust body, and he is extremely loyal to his owner while is ready to launch instant attack to the enemy, often quite deadly.

For years, Tibetan mastiff has long been used as the handy assistant to herdsmen , protecting the safety of its owner and property. It is said that the best Tibetan mastiff can be found in Nagqu county, Tibet. To dog lovers, you may go to Tibetan mastiff breeding base to appreciate the mighty power of Tibetan mastiff.

Tibetan mastiff guards livestock for TIbetan nomads and its combativeness is able to frighten any intruder away.

Photographic tips
As Tibetan mastiff is extremely ferocious to strangers, you’d better to use a telephoto lens like 85mm or 70-200mm to shoot without enraging it, and do not use flash. When you compose your image, try to lower your body and shoot from a lower angel. In this way, your can better present the sturdy frame of mastiff. Some close-up shot of mastiff’s shoulder, menacing eyes will also be a great option.

This picture shows you exactly how sturdy and massive the Tibetan mastiff is.


Lobsang Tsering

About the Author - Lobsang Tsering

I am a tour guide in Tibet an was Born in Kham Tibet, I am the father of 2 little girls, bachelor's degree. I have more than 7-years experience of being a tour guide in Tibet. I am a warm, friendly, knowledgeable and attractive guy.

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