A Yak's Family is a document of the time Naomi spent staying with Soku's (བསོད་ཁོ ) family of nomads in broader Tibet. Soku’s family migrate with their yaks to the Tibetan Plateau every summer where they roam across the vast grasslands. With no specific place to call home, the family keep their herd moving across the mountain passes, chasing fresh grass to feed their cattle and family.

Naomi was fascinated by the relationship with, and dependence on, their yaks. The yaks are the most valuable of the Tibetan nomads animals and the quantity in the herd signify a sign of family wealth. The yaks feed off the highland pastures and play a very important part to the Tibetan family as they provide their main food source for milk, cheese, butter, fibre and occasionally meat. Their dung is dried and used to fuel the fires to keep the families warm at the high altitudes at which they live. They spin the yak hair to make tents, clothes and blankets from warmth, and from the wool the men make ropes and slingshots. In addition, the yaks are used to transport the nomad’s goods across mountain passes as they move their camps and home across the plateau during their summer migration. Treating the yaks like family, the nomads sleep in the same tent with the babies for warmth and protection.

The Tibetan Plateau is rich in tradition and some Tibetan nomads lifestyles have changed very little over generations. Soku’s family live selflessly in the summer, as the move around the grassland helping each other as a big family group living side by side with nature.