Wetland scene in the world's second-largest shifting sand desert

Xinjiang Lalikun National Wetland Park in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is regarded as a pearl in the world's second-largest shifting sand desert, the Taklamakan Desert. The wetland park locates near the Hotan City in the southwestern fringe of the desert.

The park has abundant landscape integrating wetland, reed marsh and desert, which provide an ecosystem. With more 100 species of plants, 96 kinds of birds, 25 species wild animal, one species of amphibians, 19 species of reptiles and six species of fish, it attracts bird lovers and photographers come to the park for cranes, swans, Ardea albea, hawks , rabbits and many other wildlife species.

(Underwater photo and text contributed by Chen Bo with CGTN.)

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