Photographer's Note

Mirror Lake is a quiet lake casting beautiful reflections of the surroundings when the water is calm. It is located in the Rize Valley which is the 18km long south-western branch of Jiuzhaigou. The lake at an altitude of 2,410 m is in a sheltered section of the valley running east west which produces its
glassy reflective surface.The Lake was featured in the Zhang Yimou movie Hero. The outflow of “Mirror Lake” is through the “Rize Gully” a travertine ramp of small ponds and natural bonsai trees and bushes that lead directly to one of
the great sights of Jiuzhaigou Valley.
The picture has been taken late in the afternoon when the light was slightly less harsh than during all day and made the hills in the background look warmer. I went down to have better POV and to try to catch the trees on the bottom of the lake.

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Additional Photos by Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 0 N: 1692] (8107)
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