More than just spectacular scenery, Jiuzhai Valley National Park is home to nine Tibetan villages, over 220 bird species as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, the Sichuan takin and numerous orchids and rhododendrons.
Jiuzhai Valley is locally known as Jiuzhaigou (Chinese for “Nine Village Valley”). It is a national park located in the Min Shan mountain range, Northern Sichuan in South Western China. It is best known for its fabled blue and green lakes, spectacular waterfalls, narrow conic karst land forms and its unique wildlife. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992; the park joined the Man and Biosphere Conservation Network in 1997 and has also received IUCN and ISO 14,001 accreditations.
It is China’s premier national park and is located at elevations ranging between 1,990m (6,529 feet) to 4,764m (15,630 feet) above sea level.
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Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-30 3:21
Lovely view of beautiful nature. Love the colour of the water and those submerged rocks. The framing with the rock and the red tree is attractive. Like the sylvan surroundings around the lake as well. Wonderful nature! Excellent photo with vibrant colours, good clarity and bright light. Thanks for sharing.
jurek1951 (41243) 2014-01-30 3:39
natura w calej okazalosci,piekny pierwszy plan,super tlo,ladna naturalna kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
carlo62 (30441) 2014-01-30 4:03
bellissimo paesaggio, acqua calma con splendidi riflessi.
La luce č molto bella, si vede anche dall'angolo di cielo blu.
chrislo (4151) 2014-01-30 4:07
What a beautiful landscape ! The place looks like an enchanted forest, specially with the lovely hues of the lake bed. The scene is nicely framed with the foreground rocks in the reflecting waters. The stillness of the lake conveys a very calm and peaceful feeling. The depth with the sharpness and the beautiful natural colours make a perfect composition. Well done.
timecapturer (47354) 2014-01-30 4:14
an idyllic looking place and amazing greens in the waters here. Love your POV and the real sense of tranquillity that this image evokes so beautifully and effectively. Stunning!
Regards - B.
PaulVDV (21585) 2014-01-30 7:54
Almost 15 years ago I've also visited Jiuzhaigou and I remember the Tibetan people, the high mountains and the wonderful colours that we could admire in the lakes and the rivers. Just like here on your picture with the water ranging from totally transparent to differents tones of green.
I was there in summer. You've visited Jiuzhaigou in november. So I guess that you had the opportunity to see it with beautiful autumn colours in the trees. Although of course there are many pine forests in the national park.
The light green curving line in the water is very good for an attractive composition.
We also see some beautiful reflections at the other side of the lake.
Best regards, Paul
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-30 8:37
Beautiful view of the lake with clear and tranquil water. A nice pov with the reddish tree in fg and the curve created by the lake. Clarity is exceptional, colors too.
Wonderful shot. Tfs.
ikeharel (55200) 2014-01-30 9:24
A strange residue on the rocks under the transparent water surface, Kamila, and that gave a spexcial textureto the whole.
Looking across, a fine mirror of the trees, as a result of best daylight.
Well collected nature's scene.
emka (76255) 2014-01-30 10:02
cześć Kamilka, A więc dotarłaś do Jiuzhaigou! Nie wiem jak teraz, ale jak ja tam byłam to zachodnich turystów mozna bylo policzyć na palcach w masie tysięcy Chińczyków. Cóż za cudowne miejsce, te wioski tybetańskie, bębny modlitwne no i cudowna przyroda. Tak jak tu u Ciebie, prejrzystość tej wodu wprost niebywała no i co za kolor, chyba troche dzieki minerałom z lodowców. jesienia musialo wyglądac bajecznie, chociaż juz chyba troche liście opadły. Piekne zdjecie z tego fascynującego miejsca.
cornejo (29979) 2014-01-30 10:27
Hi Kamila, lovely view of this beautiful lake in this important national park, very well captured with a great pov with pretty good picture. Wonderful image of a lovely place, very good sharpness, depth and quality, great note too. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
photoray (11373) 2014-01-30 11:39
Very attractive Nature scene with the clear water revealing multiple colors and textures, and the background forest rising above.
And a bonus with your informative note on the Jiuzhai Valley National Park
Earth can always use more national parks.
marina7 (8053) 2014-01-30 12:40
that's an idyllic place you found there.. I admire the clarity of the water and its emerald color. The dense dark green forest provides a most amazing background. A soft and sensual composition, my compliments.
daddo (23577) 2014-01-30 13:45
Hi Kamila. Wonderful sight. Reminds me of when I met some Chinese tourists in Plitvice Nat. Park in Croatia which has the same colous of its lakes and karst everywhere. They were happy to be there but insisted that their park was much bigger and lovelier. Maybe. Love the composition with so many elements and great DOF. Regards. Klaudio.
npecanhuk (63470) 2014-01-30 14:45
Beautiful place and picture!
I specially enjoy the colors and clarity of that water!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
ricardomattos (4388) 2014-01-30 16:34
What a beauty of place! You got a perfect image with wonderful colors and clarity. It seems to be a peaceful place. I love this emerald lake.
abmdsudi (41936) 2014-01-30 23:16
A tranquil shot all in good harmony with lots of fine elements to enjoy and well worked to bring out the glorious colours, the crystal clear blue water in particular is awesome followed by good mix of colors of the lush trees and clarity is superb. A well thought out compo pleasantly executed, Congrats.
Silvio1953 (119497) 2014-01-31 6:42
Ciao Kamila, great view of lovely place, fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
rychem (21593) 2014-01-31 8:25
Co za spokój ! Marze o takiej atmosferze, piękny naturalny krajobraz, ciekawy kolor wody i kamieni na pierwszym planie, piękne zdjęcie
pajaran (50380) 2014-01-31 9:28
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Nacionalnom parku, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Interesting and good article about the National Park, with a description ...
Nice view ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Romano46 (16586) 2014-01-31 10:05
immagino che il tuo viaggio in Cina sia stata per te una bella esperienza, tanto piů che non si č limitato alla sola cittŕ di Pechino ma sia sia esteso ad altre regioni.
Anche questo luogo appare straordinario per la chiarezza delle acque ed i colori del sito.
Alla bella composizione si associa la tua solita cura del colore e della definizione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
fabbs99 (16151) 2014-01-31 22:02
Nice image from Jiuzhai Valley National Park , sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.TFS.
Janusz1974 (2814) 2014-02-01 3:40
Piękne zdjęcie. Podoba mi się spokój jaki bije z tego zdjęcia. No i ta przestrzeń jakby wogóle nietknięta przez człowieka.
jhm (137518) 2014-02-01 6:26
We get almost never pictures out of China, this is a very quiet place.
It water with big stones in foreground and vegetation make these picture very attractive.
Excellent depth and perspective.
Also your light and composition are perfect taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mohammad_H (9069) 2014-02-01 7:05
Very lovely and eye-catching landscape
To capture the best angles
Spectacular and good resolution
Have a good evening, and every moment of life, enjoy
Fis2 (83878) 2014-02-01 8:27
Ladnie skomponowany kadr.
Kolor wody tutaj robi wrazenie.
Nicou (119347) 2014-02-01 21:56
quelle iamge et vue sueprbe quel plan d'eau clame avec la belle végétation totale pureté de l'eau sueprbe compo et vue.
Beau dimanche et merci.
Cricri (104293) 2014-02-01 23:11
Endroit de charme et de beauté, son coté sauvage, la transparence et les reflets dans l'eau, bien cadrer sous une sublime lumičre, trčs jolie
subhendu_bagchi (25495) 2014-02-01 23:15
wow, what a view! You got a nice frame and an incredible depth by f/11. Great to see the reflected image in such mirror lake. Lovely colours and perfect light. Excellent composition with the stones in foreground. Tfs.
krzychu30 (15440) 2014-02-02 8:37
swietnie dla odmiany zobaczyc inna strone Chin-przyroda jest naprawde piekna!
Do tego znakomicie pokazana w twoim kadrze.
Ta krystaliczna woda,jak rowniez swiatlo tworza tutaj bardzo nastrojowa kompozycje.
tatadalou (6069) 2014-02-03 14:57
A nice pic full of beautiful colours, principally the nuances of blue-greens in the water. Excellent sharpness.
mvdisco (17752) 2014-02-03 16:35
Hi Kamila, bonjour,
Lovely landscape well presented and composed with great tone of naturel colors and light,
Nice details and point of view,
Beautiful contrast too,
mkamionka (30068) 2014-02-05 12:08
wspaniala kompozycja z bardzo dobrze przemys;anym pierwszym planem. Mnostwo tu roznego rodzaju ksztaltow i kolorow, najbardziej uderza ta ciekawa zielen ktora kojarzy mi sie ze zwiazkami miedzi ale to chyba nie one gdyz sa bardzo toksyczne...
Czy widzialas pande?
W ogole bardzo ladne kolory z blekitnym niebem w rogu.
Bardzo interesujaca podroz, nie brakowalo w niej pieknej architektury ale rowniez fascynujacej przyrody.
adores (35614) 2014-02-27 15:52
I've seen photos of this park before, it's just fantastic. I like the composition and specially the tonalities and textures that you captured through the clear water. A good composition and great colours!
Waylim (25182) 2014-03-01 15:41
Beautiful photo of this very special place. There are many Chinese tourist here, but not very many Westerners here. Very few. I was here with my Swiss Partners and he is the only white person here. I love this area and wish I can return one day.
Excellent photo quality and you captured the clear water very well with all the details under the water as well. You're were a bit late for the fall color but there still some nice warm tone to the whole landscape, and in the winter, the air is much clearer here and not much rain. thanks you, brings back lot of memories for me. I should post some more photo from here.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8095)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-28
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-30 3:09