Alone in the desert - SupChina

Alone in the desert

A tourist walks on the Echoing-Sand Mountain in Gansu Province, which is on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The desert covers an area of 130,000 square miles, which is slightly smaller than Germany.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.