Morning at a small river connecting to Kanas Lake. The day before the ground was snow-free, but the last night offered some snowfall and we woke up to this very beautiful white and peaceful landscape.
Kanas Lake (Chinese: 喀纳斯湖; pinyin: Kānàsī Hú) is a lake in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang, China. The lake is located in a valley in the Altai Mountains, near the very northern tip of Xinjiang, and the province's borders with Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia. The lake was born around 200, 000 years ago during the Quaternary period, formed as a result of glacier movement. The crescent moon shaped lake have water storage capacity 53.8 billion cubic meter, average depth 120 meters.
Kanas Lake district locate at about 48° N latitude, the local tourism information office compare the Kanas environment to Lake Léman Genève (46° N) due to their great many similarity of climate and scenery, in fact both the lake district looks remarkably alike - at first sight from flight - in terms of their natural elements. There is a large population of Tuvans and Kazakhs in the Kanas valley area, kept traditional agriculture and nomadism life style, many of the local people also begin to participate in the developing tourism business recent years, managed to establish facilities for orienteering, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding and camping. The scenic spot is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.
About 117 different kinds of birds live along the lake.
There have been sightings of large lake creatures in the waters. A video was taken and shown in the local Chinese media where numerous unidentifiable creatures can be seen. According to CCTV10, the creatures living in the lake are speculated by Chinese scholar as giant Hucho taimen.
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macjake (51972) 2012-11-19 0:46
beautiful looking scene.
it looks very frigid and cold, but also looks tranquil and peaceful.
what a great place for a walk into nature.
lovely composition and lighting
pajaran (48331) 2012-11-19 1:15
Imate lep fotografije u vasoj galeriji.
Ranije sam ti dao kritiku, fotogirafija vise nema, sta je bilo sa fotografijom.
Vrlo interesantan tekst o reci i jezeru sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i trenutak ujutru.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
You have nice pictures in your gallery.
Earlier I gave you criticism, fotogirafija gone, what's wrong with the photo.
Very interesting article about the river and the lake with the given data ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition and moment of the morning.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
npecanhuk (60794) 2012-11-19 6:52
Beautiful winter photograph!
Special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, compsoiton and management of light!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
timecapturer (45095) 2012-11-19 7:59
a slightly belated welcome back to TE. Thanks for your kind comments on my recent uploads, really appreciated. Took a look at your gallery and the three shots posted are of a high standard and show that you have a good eye for composition and use of the light to make the images come to life and appeal. Looking forward to seeing more especially from China.
Enjoy a good week - regards Brian.
marina7 (8049) 2012-11-19 9:17
wonderful scenery and atmosphere. Love the cold colors and the gentle curve of the snowy rocks. Excellent photo, my compliments.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-11-19 11:52
the colors are so well managed that you could feel the freezing. well-done.
kasianowak (4840) 2012-11-21 2:50
This is a lovely, well-executed image which conveys the atmopshere of a gray winter day so well. I admire your composition skills with the strong foreground, layers of turquoise water at the bottom and clouds at the top. The conifer trees seem to be piercing the heavy sky.
smash2707 (3310) 2012-11-21 13:21
I like the perspective you created by including the curve of the shore. TFS