Snowy mountains in southwestern China - SupChina

Snowy mountains in southwestern China

The Chola Mountains, also called the Trola Mountains, are a northern subrange of the Shaluli Mountains in western Sichuan Province. Chola, a Tibetan name, means “snow mountain.” However, the name was transliterated by Chinese into 雀儿 què’ér, which means “Sparrow Mountains.”

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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.