21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
Himalayan Dunes

Between the the Himalayas and the Gangdise Mountains, there is a plateau wetland, which is the Maquan River wetland. With an altitude of 4500 meters, it is one of the sources of the the Yarlung Zangbo River. The crisscrossing river channels are dotted with crescent shaped sand dunes, and in the morning light, the sand dunes and distant snow mountains are shrouded in a charming magenta color.

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Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 10.2023
Photo Location: Tibet, China
Copyright: © Lei Gao