19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tapestry (No. 2)

Rainbow terraces descend a slope in Yuanyang, Yunnan. Unique personalities of color and pattern form from algae and soil composition. A single mountain stream sews this tapestry of earthwork together—flowing from holes in embankments, pool to pool.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Yuanyang, China
Camera: FC7203
Copyright: © Eric Seidner