October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015


Photograph by Tugo Cheng

In the northern slopes of the Tian Shan Mountains in China, a river carves its way through a canyon. The Earth’s rocky layers are eroded by wind and water and exposed, transforming the landscape into these colorful terraces.

This photograph was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. Submit your best photo for a chance to win.

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