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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Golden populus euphratica

Populus euphratica that grow in Xinjiang, China are very resistant to drought and have strong vitality. It is known as the the name of "three thousand years", that is, it will not die for 1,000 years, and it will not fall for 1,000 years; it will be immortal for 1,000 years. The theory of three thousand years has attracted thousands of visitors to see its charm. In southern Xinjiang, whether it is in the arid desert or in the water, you can see patches of Populus euphratica forest everywhere. In October each year, the leaves of Populus euphratica turn yellow, as if gold is scattered all over the earth, forming a beautiful landscape.

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Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: China
Camera: NIKON D4
Copyright: © Deqi Xu