Situated at the southern slope of the Gaoligong Mountain, Tengchong Beihai Wetland in Tengchong County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province is one of the first 33 national key wetlands in China. On December 8, the water glistens at the only national level wetland reserve in Yunnan Province. (Photos: People’s Daily Online)
The unique plateau volcanic barrier lake ecosystem of the Beihai Wetland was formed by a volcanic eruption millions of years ago, Dec. 8, 2020.
Beihai Wetland, covering an area of about 16 square kilometers, is renowned for its tranquil scenery, which is dominated by water and the surrounding mountains, Dec. 8, 2020.
Rootless duckweed floats on the surface of the Beihai Lake in Beihai Wetland, Tengchong County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 8, 2020.
A purple swamphen, a protected bird, rests on marsh grass in Beihai Wetland, which is home to a host of protected animals and plants, Dec. 8, 2020.
A water bird soars against the deep blue sky in Beihai Wetland, Tengchong, Yunnan Province, Dec. 8, 2020.