Photographer's Note

Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡 is a canyon on the Yangtze River, located 60 km north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China.

Around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between 5,596 metre Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙雪山; Yùlóngxuĕ Shān) and 5,396 m Haba Xueshan (哈巴山; Hābā Shān - on the photo) in a series of rapids under steep 2000 metre cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 metres wide), hence the name.

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