20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
The Flowing Color

This work shows a magical hot spring in a remote area in the western part of China. Since the soil around the hot spring is rich in metallic elements, the surrounding color distribution is based on the track of the water from the hot spring that flows through the soil. The colors of nature are truly amazing!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Qinghai, China
Copyright: © Xi Liu