Hanma Series | Episode 9: Tranquil waters

Rainfall is abundant in summer in Hanma National Nature Reserve. Due to permafrost, the riverbed doesn't erode, but expands horizontally to shape more river bends, leading to a network three times longer than the mainstream. Meltwater and rainfall that aren't absorbed in low-lying areas from seasonal or perennial ponds create a unique wetland landscape in the Greater Hinggan Mountains. Watch this episode to find out more.

About 'Journeys in Nature': Hanma Series

Hanma Natural Reserve, with its high biodiversity, is important not only for the protection of rare wild animals and plants, but also as the main birthplace of the Heilongjiang River's upper reaches. In this series, we delve into the natural environment of northeast China, exploring unusual scenery as well as its stories.

For more: 

Hanma Series | Episode 1: Herald of autumn

Hanma Series | Episode 2: Fallen trees on ice

Hanma Series | Episode 3: The interdependence

Hanma Series | Episode 4: Land of reindeer

Hanma Series | Episode 5: Beasts of Hanma

Hanma Series | Episode 6: Home in Hanma

Hanma Series | Episode 7: Tracking moose

Hanma Series | Episode 8: Pristine shade

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