The splendor of Keketuohai Geopark after snow in Xinjiang

Heavy, dry snow rapidly turns autumn into winter in Keketuohai Geopark in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. While the taiga along both banks of the Irtysh River feels the slight chill, a big flock of ruddy shelducks glides over the lake as if preparing to migrate to warmer places. The winter snow would soon take over the place, turning it into a white fairyland. 

Breath of the wild

Located on the southern slope of the Altai Mountains, Fuyun County in the Altay Prefecture of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is the cradle of diverse geological wonders and abundant wildlife. In this series, CGTN Nature takes you on an exciting adventure into places that only a few people know.

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(Cover image via screenshot. Video provided by CGTN Nature film crew and edited by CGTN's Zhao Ying.)

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