Sayram Lake: The Atlantic's last teardrop

Sayram Lake is the largest and highest alpine lake in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As the last place reached by the warm air current from the Atlantic Ocean, it is nicknamed the "Atlantic's last teardrop."

There used to be no fish in the lake. Cold-water fish like the Arctic cisco were introduced from Russia in 1998. Now, Sayram Lake has become an important cold-water fish production base. 

(All images via VCG)

(If you want to contribute and have specific expertise, please contact us at