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The Mountains of South West China biodiversity hotspot stretches from the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateaue through Sichuan to Yunnan. It is a region of great topographical diversity and climatic range, from permanent glaciers in Sichuan to frost-free forests in subtropical Yunnan. This hotspot has the greatest plant biodiversity of any temperate region on earth and includes the golden monkey, giant and red pandas and several pheasants amongst its endemic species.
Hoolock gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys) feeding, Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Tengchong county, Yunnan Province, China, Asia - Dong Lei
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Dong Lei / Hoolock gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys) feeding, Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Tengchong county, Yunnan Province, China, Asia
Black Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Tengchong county, Yunnan Province, China, Asia - Dong Lei
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Dong Lei / Black Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Tengchong county, Yunnan Province, China, Asia
Giant panda {Ailuropoda melanoleuca} Wolong NR, Qionglai mts, Sichuan, China Captive. - Lynn M Stone
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Lynn M Stone / Giant panda {Ailuropoda melanoleuca} Wolong NR, Qionglai mts, Sichuan, China Captive.
Red-headed Trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus) perched, Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Tengchong county, Yunnan Province, China, Asia - Dong Lei
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Dong Lei / Red-headed Trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus) perched, Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Tengchong county, Yunnan Province, China, Asia
Sclater's Monal Pheasant (Lophophorus sclateri) Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Yunnan Province, China, November. - Dong Lei
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Dong Lei / Sclater's Monal Pheasant (Lophophorus sclateri) Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, Yunnan Province, China, November.
Temmincks tragopan (Tragopan temminckii) male during courtship display, showing red-blue lappets. Tibet, China - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Temmincks tragopan (Tragopan temminckii) male during courtship display, showing red-blue lappets. Tibet, China
Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia) in bloom, Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding, China - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia) in bloom, Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding, China
Dove tree (Davidia involucrata) in bloom, Emei Shan, Sichuan, China - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Dove tree (Davidia involucrata) in bloom, Emei Shan, Sichuan, China
Dove tree (Davidia involucrata) in bloom, Emei Shan, Sichuan, China - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Dove tree (Davidia involucrata) in bloom, Emei Shan, Sichuan, China
Dove tree (Davidia involucrata) flower, Emei Shan, Sichuan, China - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Dove tree (Davidia involucrata) flower, Emei Shan, Sichuan, China
Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia) in bloom, Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding, China - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia) in bloom, Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding, China
Rosa omeiensis (Rosa omeiensis) stem showing thorns, Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding / Dartsedo, Tibet, China, August. - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Rosa omeiensis (Rosa omeiensis) stem showing thorns, Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding / Dartsedo, Tibet, China, August.
River lined with Rhododendron (Rhododendron) trees, flowing through Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding / Dartsedo, Tibet, China, August. - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / River lined with Rhododendron (Rhododendron) trees, flowing through Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding / Dartsedo, Tibet, China, August.
River lined with Rhododendron (Rhododendron) trees, flowing through Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding / Dartsedo, Tibet, China, August. - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / River lined with Rhododendron (Rhododendron) trees, flowing through Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding / Dartsedo, Tibet, China, August.
River lined with Rhododendron (Rhododendron) trees, flowing through Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding / Dartsedo, Tibet, China, August. - Dr.  Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / River lined with Rhododendron (Rhododendron) trees, flowing through Gonggai Shan Nature Reserve, Kangding / Dartsedo, Tibet, China, August.
Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) in tree, Mangkang, Tibet, China, May - XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) in tree, Mangkang, Tibet, China, May
Alpine meadow Yunnan province, China - Xi Zhinong
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Xi Zhinong / Alpine meadow Yunnan province, China
Baima snow mountain in summer - valley scene with horse Yunnan, China - Xi Zhinong
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Xi Zhinong / Baima snow mountain in summer - valley scene with horse Yunnan, China
Hillside with Yunnan pines {Pinus yunnanensis} and bamboo in snow, Lijiang, Yunnan, China - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Hillside with Yunnan pines {Pinus yunnanensis} and bamboo in snow, Lijiang, Yunnan, China
Forest and mountains, Mangkang, Tibet, China, May 2006. Habitat of Yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) - XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Forest and mountains, Mangkang, Tibet, China, May 2006. Habitat of Yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)
Quinling Golden snub nosed monkey (Rhinopitecus roxellana qinlingensis) family group foraging along a small creek in a gullly. Zhouzhi Nature Reserve, Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China. - Florian Möllers
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Florian Möllers / Quinling Golden snub nosed monkey (Rhinopitecus roxellana qinlingensis) family group foraging along a small creek in a gullly. Zhouzhi Nature Reserve, Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China.
Baima Snow Mountain Nature reserve, home of Yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)Yunnan, China, Novemeber - XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Baima Snow Mountain Nature reserve, home of Yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)Yunnan, China, Novemeber
Yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) in trees in autumn, Baima Snow Mountain, Yunnan, China, November - XI ZHINONG
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XI ZHINONG / Yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) in trees in autumn, Baima Snow Mountain, Yunnan, China, November
Yunnan pine trees in snow {Pinus yunnanensis} Lijiang, Yunnan province, China - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Yunnan pine trees in snow {Pinus yunnanensis} Lijiang, Yunnan province, China
Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey {Rhinopithecus roxellana} jumping between branches, sequence 1/3, Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06, 'Wild China' series - Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey {Rhinopithecus roxellana} jumping between branches, sequence 1/3, Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06, 'Wild China' series
Waterfall and forest, Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China home to Giant Panda - Lynn M Stone
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Lynn M Stone / Waterfall and forest, Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China home to Giant Panda
Sichuan golden snub nosed monkeys {Rhinopithecus roxellana} family group grooming, Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06. 'Wild China' series - Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Sichuan golden snub nosed monkeys {Rhinopithecus roxellana} family group grooming, Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06. 'Wild China' series
Waterfalls, Juizhaigou national reserve, UNESCO world heritage site, Sichuan province, China, October 06. 'Wild China' series - Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Waterfalls, Juizhaigou national reserve, UNESCO world heritage site, Sichuan province, China, October 06. 'Wild China' series
Sichuan golden snub nosed monkeys {Rhinopithecus roxellana} Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06. 'Wild China' series - Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Sichuan golden snub nosed monkeys {Rhinopithecus roxellana} Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06. 'Wild China' series
Sichuan golden snub nosed monkey {Rhinopithecus roxellana} hanging from branch, Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06. 'Wild China' series - Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Sichuan golden snub nosed monkey {Rhinopithecus roxellana} hanging from branch, Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06. 'Wild China' series
Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey {Rhinopithecus roxellana} hanging off branch, Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06, 'Wild China' series - Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey {Rhinopithecus roxellana} hanging off branch, Zhouzhe reserve, Qinling mountains, China, December 06, 'Wild China' series
Panda habitat, Bifengxia gorges, Yaan, Sichuan, China - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Panda habitat, Bifengxia gorges, Yaan, Sichuan, China
Bamboo forest (Bambusa) foothills of the Min Shan Mountains, Sichuan Province, China. Habitat of the Giant panda and Red panda. September - Jenny E. Ross
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Jenny E. Ross / Bamboo forest (Bambusa) foothills of the Min Shan Mountains, Sichuan Province, China. Habitat of the Giant panda and Red panda. September
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at the top of a tree, Sichuan, China, January - Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at the top of a tree, Sichuan, China, January
Giant panda {Ailuropoda melanoleuca} in habitat, Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China Captive. - Lynn M Stone
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Lynn M Stone / Giant panda {Ailuropoda melanoleuca} in habitat, Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China Captive.
Old growth coniferous forest, Baima snow mountain, Yunnan province, China - Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Old growth coniferous forest, Baima snow mountain, Yunnan province, China
Yapaya Pass, Baima Snow mountain, Yunnan province, China, April 2011 - Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Yapaya Pass, Baima Snow mountain, Yunnan province, China, April 2011
Lady Amherst pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) displaying, Tibet, China - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Lady Amherst pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) displaying, Tibet, China
Lady Amherst pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) rear view of head of male  displaying, Tibet, China - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Lady Amherst pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) rear view of head of male displaying, Tibet, China
Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) male, Tibet, China - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) male, Tibet, China
Mongolian / Siberian / Piebald toad (Bufo raddei) in damp meadow, Koko Nor lake, Tso Ngonbo, Qinghai Hu, Qinghai Province, Tibet, China - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Mongolian / Siberian / Piebald toad (Bufo raddei) in damp meadow, Koko Nor lake, Tso Ngonbo, Qinghai Hu, Qinghai Province, Tibet, China
Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) in forest, Meili Snow Mountain NP, Yunnan, China - Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) in forest, Meili Snow Mountain NP, Yunnan, China
Golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) male searching for food, Tibet, China - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) male searching for food, Tibet, China
River with fir trees (Abies delavayi) and Rhododendron bushes, Mugetso Lake region, Sichuan Province, China. Southeast China mountains biodiversity hotspot. - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / River with fir trees (Abies delavayi) and Rhododendron bushes, Mugetso Lake region, Sichuan Province, China. Southeast China mountains biodiversity hotspot.
Edelweiss (Leontopodium sp) flowering on meadow in Dargye, Sichuan, Kham, with mountains in the background. Southeast China mountains biodiversity hotspot, Tibet, China - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Edelweiss (Leontopodium sp) flowering on meadow in Dargye, Sichuan, Kham, with mountains in the background. Southeast China mountains biodiversity hotspot, Tibet, China
Holy hill near Dargye, Sichuan Province, China, Tibet, Kham, China, Biodiversity hotspot  of Southeast China mountains - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Holy hill near Dargye, Sichuan Province, China, Tibet, Kham, China, Biodiversity hotspot of Southeast China mountains
Dargye village and surroundings, Sichuan Province, China, Tibet, China, Southeast China mountains Biodiversity hotspot - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / Dargye village and surroundings, Sichuan Province, China, Tibet, China, Southeast China mountains Biodiversity hotspot
River flowing over rocks through fir (Abies delavayi), birch (Betula sp.) and rhododendron woodland. Mugetso lake area, Sichuan Province, Tibet, China. Biodiversity hotspot of Southeast China mountain... - Dr. Axel Gebauer
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Dr. Axel Gebauer / River flowing over rocks through fir (Abies delavayi), birch (Betula sp.) and rhododendron woodland. Mugetso lake area, Sichuan Province, Tibet, China. Biodiversity hotspot of Southeast China mountain...
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