Danxia: The Red Hills of China

19 November 2014
nature Views

This series of photographs shows the gorgeous rock formations of central China.

Melinda is a travel photographer who lives in Macao, China, where she has traveled extensively, capturing landscapes and beautiful sceneries. In the province of Gansu in central China, she photographed the fascinating Danxia land formations. Derived from the name of the highest mountain in the area, Danxia comprises a series of natural sculptures of rock from red sandstone hills to striped rocks of different colors stacked in layers. The total core area of 6 regions above is 73,945 ha, and the total buffer area is 65,446 ha. In 2010, the Danxia land formations were included as an official World Heritage Site.