Tibetan yak with brightly colored garmets and mountains in the background
A beautiful view of the mountain Tibetan Plateau
Tibetan sheep and goats
Tibetan landscape with grazing sheep and goats.
An unidentified Tibetan nomad with yaks during the local Dho Tarap Full Moon Festival on September 05, 2011 in Dho Tarap Village, Dolpo district, Nepal
Black Tibetan yak
Black Tibetan yak in front of a blue lake.
A lake on the Tibetan Plateau, with mountains in the distance.
Tibetan landscape with rock pile in the foreground and Mount Everest in the background.
Horse grazing on the green grasses of the qinghai-tibet plateau. Sometimes the Tibetan plateau called "the roof of the world," it is the highest and biggest plateau in the world.
Mount Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest Elevation Sign with Height at Base Camp in Tibet
Mountain and lake in Tibet
The Tibetian plateau is the highest in the world, made by the Indian plate ramming into Asia.
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Jennifer Welsh is a Connecticut-based science writer and editor and a regular contributor to Live Science. She also has several years of bench work in cancer research and anti-viral drug discovery under her belt. She has previously written for Science News, VerywellHealth, The Scientist, Discover Magazine, WIRED Science, and Business Insider.