China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). The inscribed site comprises six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of south-west China.
They are characterized by spectacular red cliffs and a range of erosional landforms, including dramatic natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls. These rugged landscapes have helped to conserve sub-tropical broad-leaved evergreen forests, and host many species of flora and fauna, about 400 of which are considered rare or threatened.
Below you will find an incredible gallery of these painted landscapes in Southern China along with additional information from UNESCO about China Danxia. Enjoy!
FANCIFUL LIFE — Nydia Lilian
San José del Pacífico - Mazunte - Punta Cometa
Oaxaca, Mexico, 2013.
“An ongoing project of long exposure fine art photography concerning the bridge of Rio-Antirrio in Patra-Greece.”
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Today in New York
New York’s Lower Manhattan skyline, including One World Trade Center, left, seen from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J
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Paddy fields reflect the sunlight in Jiangping, China.
Photograph: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media
Aerial Photographs That Look Like Intricate Persian Rug Patterns Created With Google Maps.
“Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression than poetry, art, or music… Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood.” - Paul Lockhart
Double Landscapes Ben Heine
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