Jiankou Great Wall

Jiankou, one of the most dangerous and wild Great Wall sections, is the most photographed section due to its attractive mountain scenery. Its name, which means “arrow nock,” refers to the locking mechanism at the back of an arrow shaft that the mountains take the shape of.

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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.