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Horses at Lashi Lake, near Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Posted by
Henry Westheim (Taichung, Taiwan) on 23 February 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

China, Horses at Lashi Lake, near Lijiang, Yunnan Province. This lake, which sits on the southern slope of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, at an altitude of 7,995 feet (2,437 meters), is part of the Lijiang – Lashihai Plateau Wetland Nature Reserve (established in 1998). This is the place to be if you’re a bird watcher; many thousands of birds migrate here each year, an estimated 57 species, including 9 endangered species, call this their winter home. Lashi Lake is also a starting point of the Ancient Tea Horse Road. Dating back over 1,000 years, this tea route connected Yunnan, Burma, Tibet, Bengal, Sichuan and central China. During its peak, it was the longest ancient trade route in the world; the route travels a distance of over 6,000 miles (10,000 km).

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Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A gorgeous composition with excellent processing.

23 Feb 2016 12:14pm

@Michael Skorulski: Hi Michael. Thank you. ^_^

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada

23 Feb 2016 2:19pm

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada

Excellent photo...could be out of the old west. Excellent composition.

23 Feb 2016 2:20pm

@Paleblue Photography: Thank you, Paleblue.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful shot

24 Feb 2016 3:51am

@Harry: Thank you, Harry.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh belle montagne

24 Feb 2016 3:10pm

@L'Angevine: Thank you.