Snow mountain in Yunnan

Kawagebo is the highest mountain in Yunnan Province. Due to global warming, its Mingyong Glacier has been receding rapidly in recent years. Both the mountain and glacier are regarded as sacred by Tibetan Buddhists.

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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.