Jade water in Jiuzhaigou

Five Flower Lake (五花湖 wǔ huā hú) is a shallow multi-colored lake in Jiuzhaigou Valley of Sichuan Province whose bottom is covered with mineral deposits and aquatic plant life. Jiuzhaigou Valley is designated as a World Heritage Site.

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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.