Looking down at China's north-south divide

A bird's eye view shows the texture of the Qinling Mountain's ravines and gullies. The mountain range is seen as a symbolic line that divides China into northern and southern parts. The mountain range stretches more than 1,600 kilometers from northwestern Gansu Province in the west to central Henan Province in the east, with 3,767-meter Mount Taibai as its highest peak. 

Besides its geographical significance, the mountain range is also home to abundant natural resources and countless flora and fauna, some of which, like the panda and snub-nosed monkey, could not be found elsewhere on the earth.

(All photos via VCG.)

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