Mountain fog

Fog shrouds the Jeduo Pass, the gateway to Tibet on the Ancient Tea Horse Road in Sichuan Province. About a thousand years ago, mule caravans carried tea and salt on this important trade path linking southwest China, central China, and Tibet.

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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.