A stream of cold, clean water clatters down from 19, 500-feet-tall Yangmaiyong Mountain, located in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest of Sichuan Province, China. A Tibetan holy land, this region of China was unknown to the outside world until Joseph Francis Charles Rock, an Austrian-American explorer/botanist, trekked there to make photographs for National Geographic Magazine in 1928.
Charlie Kwan of Singapore traveled there in September 2010 and captured this image. The mighty Yangmaiyong looms over the valley in spite of the ultra-wide-angle lens that ordinarily makes objects in the background look small.
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