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China is a vast country with extremely diverse landscapes, ranging from deserts and high plains to deltas and mountain ranges.

Nature Picture Library represents Chinese photographer Xi Zhinong as well as BBC cameramen Gavin Maxwell and George Chan, who worked on the series Wild China, broadcast in 2008.

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Fisherman with trained cormorants {Phalacrocorax carbo} in mist, Li river, Guangxi, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Fisherman with trained cormorants {Phalacrocorax carbo} in mist, Li river, Guangxi, China
River Li nr Yangshou, Guangx Provincei, China  -  David Noton
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David Noton / River Li nr Yangshou, Guangx Provincei, China
Black Dragon Pool and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China  -  David Noton
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David Noton / Black Dragon Pool and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
Fishermen with trained Cormorants {Phalacrocorax carbo} Li river, Guangxi, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Fishermen with trained Cormorants {Phalacrocorax carbo} Li river, Guangxi, China
Great Wall of China, 2000  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Great Wall of China, 2000
Great Wall of China viewed from Mutianya, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Great Wall of China viewed from Mutianya, China
The Great Wall of China, Simatai, China  -  David Noton
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David Noton / The Great Wall of China, Simatai, China
A group of hikers descend steep steps along a section of the Great Wall of China, Hebei Province, September 2007  -  Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / A group of hikers descend steep steps along a section of the Great Wall of China, Hebei Province, September 2007
Giant Panda resting head on rock {Ailuropoda melanoleuca} Qionglai Mts Sichuan China. Captive.  -  Lynn M Stone
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Lynn M Stone / Giant Panda resting head on rock {Ailuropoda melanoleuca} Qionglai Mts Sichuan China. Captive.
Red panda {Ailurus fulgens} Sichuan province, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red panda {Ailurus fulgens} Sichuan province, China
Takin male in rain {Budorcas taxicolor} Mt Qinling, Shaanxi, China  -  Xi Zhinong
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Xi Zhinong / Takin male in rain {Budorcas taxicolor} Mt Qinling, Shaanxi, China
Yangtze river dolphin {Lipotes vexillifer} captive, Wuhan, China, critically endangered  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Yangtze river dolphin {Lipotes vexillifer} captive, Wuhan, China, critically endangered
Lake and trees, Juizhaigou National Reserve, UNESCO world heritage site, Sichuan, China, October 2006. 'Wild China' series  -  Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Lake and trees, Juizhaigou National Reserve, UNESCO world heritage site, Sichuan, China, October 2006. 'Wild China' series
Waterfall with mountains in background, Juizhaigou National Reserve, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sichuan Province, China, October 06. 'Wild China' series  -  Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Waterfall with mountains in background, Juizhaigou National Reserve, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sichuan Province, China, October 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
Trees and reflection in lake, Juizhaigou National Reserve, UNESCO world heritage Site, Sichuan province, China, October 06, 'Wild China' series  -  Gavin Maxwell
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Gavin Maxwell / Trees and reflection in lake, Juizhaigou National Reserve, UNESCO world heritage Site, Sichuan province, China, October 06, 'Wild China' series
City made of ice at the Harbin Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Province, North-east China. January 2007, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / City made of ice at the Harbin Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Province, North-east China. January 2007, BBC ^Wild China^ series
City made of ice at the Harbin Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Province, North-east China. January 2007, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / City made of ice at the Harbin Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Province, North-east China. January 2007, BBC ^Wild China^ series
The Harbin Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Province. A whole ice city is built in 18 days by 10,000 people from blocks of ice from the Songhua River. Each block has a neon light running through it. January...  -  George Chan
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George Chan / The Harbin Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Province. A whole ice city is built in 18 days by 10,000 people from blocks of ice from the Songhua River. Each block has a neon light running through it. January...
The Harbin Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Province. A whole ice city is built in 18 days by 10,000 people from blocks of ice from the Songhua River. Each block has a neon light running through it. January...  -  George Chan
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George Chan / The Harbin Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Province. A whole ice city is built in 18 days by 10,000 people from blocks of ice from the Songhua River. Each block has a neon light running through it. January...
Terracotta Army warriors at the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. Pit number one. Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Terracotta Army warriors at the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. Pit number one. Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China 2006
Close up of Terracotta Army Warriors and Horses at the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. Pit number one. Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Close up of Terracotta Army Warriors and Horses at the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. Pit number one. Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China 2006
Waoman dancer performing White Sleeve Dance - a folk dance popular at the Emperial Court of the Tang Dynasty. Shaanxi Grand Opera House, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Waoman dancer performing White Sleeve Dance - a folk dance popular at the Emperial Court of the Tang Dynasty. Shaanxi Grand Opera House, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China 2006
Dance from the time of the Tang Dynasty. Shaanxi Grand Opera House, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Dance from the time of the Tang Dynasty. Shaanxi Grand Opera House, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China 2006
Silk Cocoons being boiled to unravel the threads before spinning. Hotan (Hetian) City, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Silk Cocoons being boiled to unravel the threads before spinning. Hotan (Hetian) City, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series
Woman silk spinning at Hotan (Hetian), a town along the ancient Silk Road. Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Woman silk spinning at Hotan (Hetian), a town along the ancient Silk Road. Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series
Woman silk weaving on a wooden loom at Hotan (Hetian), a town along the ancient Silk Road. Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Woman silk weaving on a wooden loom at Hotan (Hetian), a town along the ancient Silk Road. Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series
Woman silk weaving on a wooden loom at Hotan (Hetian), a town along the ancient Silk Road. Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Woman silk weaving on a wooden loom at Hotan (Hetian), a town along the ancient Silk Road. Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series
Mist shrouds the Tian Shan (Heavenly Mountains) in Xinjiang Province, North-west China. September 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Mist shrouds the Tian Shan (Heavenly Mountains) in Xinjiang Province, North-west China. September 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series
Five-Coloured Mountains, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. September 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Five-Coloured Mountains, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. September 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series
Flaming mountains, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Flaming mountains, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. July 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series
Watery landscape with scattered Mongolian Yurts at Swan Lake (also known as Bayanbulak) in Xinjiang Province, North-west China. June 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Watery landscape with scattered Mongolian Yurts at Swan Lake (also known as Bayanbulak) in Xinjiang Province, North-west China. June 2006, BBC ^Wild China^ series
Old Muslim man, of non-Chinese ethnic minority, in Hotan (Hetian) City, on the ancient Silk Road, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. BBC Wild China: Prog 4. - Beyond the Great Wall. July 2006.  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Old Muslim man, of non-Chinese ethnic minority, in Hotan (Hetian) City, on the ancient Silk Road, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. BBC Wild China: Prog 4. - Beyond the Great Wall. July 2006.
Portrait of Kazakh hunter with his Golden eagle, the Altai mountains of Xinjiang Province, north-west China. February 2007  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Portrait of Kazakh hunter with his Golden eagle, the Altai mountains of Xinjiang Province, north-west China. February 2007
Two Przewalski's Horses (Equus ferus przewalski) in winter. Kalamaili National Park, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. The horses have been re-released after a captive breeding programme, but spend...  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Two Przewalski's Horses (Equus ferus przewalski) in winter. Kalamaili National Park, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. The horses have been re-released after a captive breeding programme, but spend...
Przewalski's Horse (Equus ferus przewalski) adult and foal in Kalamaili National Park, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. The horses have been re-released after a captive breeding programme. Septemb...  -  George Chan
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George Chan / Przewalski's Horse (Equus ferus przewalski) adult and foal in Kalamaili National Park, Xinjiang Province, North-west China. The horses have been re-released after a captive breeding programme. Septemb...
Yuanyang grand terraces, 3000 yr-old built by Hani people, Yunnan, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Yuanyang grand terraces, 3000 yr-old built by Hani people, Yunnan, China
Lisu ethnic minority using Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee) to plough paddy field, Zhongdian, Deqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Lisu ethnic minority using Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee) to plough paddy field, Zhongdian, Deqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China 2006
Rice terraces of the Ailao Mountains between the Red River and Vietnam. Honghe Prefecture, Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Rice terraces of the Ailao Mountains between the Red River and Vietnam. Honghe Prefecture, Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China 2006
Rice terraces with bundles of rice plants, Ailao Mountains between the Red River and Vietnam. Honghe Prefecture, Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Rice terraces with bundles of rice plants, Ailao Mountains between the Red River and Vietnam. Honghe Prefecture, Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China 2006
Shigu woman carrying goose on head, Yunnan province, China, 2002  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Shigu woman carrying goose on head, Yunnan province, China, 2002
Naxi woman (ethnic minority) in traditional costume Lijiang town, Yunnan, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Naxi woman (ethnic minority) in traditional costume Lijiang town, Yunnan, China
Buddhist monks kneeling at temple, one turning round, Ganlanba, Yunnan, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Buddhist monks kneeling at temple, one turning round, Ganlanba, Yunnan, China
Chinese man doing Tai Chi excercises at Black Dragon Pool with One-Cent Pavilion in background,Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Chinese man doing Tai Chi excercises at Black Dragon Pool with One-Cent Pavilion in background,Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China 2006
Black Yi single woman wears traditional bright colours Lijiang county, Yunnan, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Black Yi single woman wears traditional bright colours Lijiang county, Yunnan, China
Nosi Yi ethnic woman portrait in summer dress, Mtns north of Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Nosi Yi ethnic woman portrait in summer dress, Mtns north of Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
Yi ethnic woman portrait in red panda hat, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China.  Winter  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Yi ethnic woman portrait in red panda hat, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China. Winter
Hani Mother and Child. Hani Ethnic minority people. Yuanyang, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Hani Mother and Child. Hani Ethnic minority people. Yuanyang, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China 2006
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