15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

A red crane cleaning its own feathers looks like a taijitu. A taijitu is a symbol or diagram representing Taiji (Supreme Ultimate) which contains one circle with an inner pattern of symmetry representing yin and yang. The concept of Taiji can be traced back to the Daoism in the Dao De Jing. The oneness of the Dao implies the ideal way of existing and the perfect path of balance in our world.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Taiwan
Copyright: © Yingting Shih