Orchid Under the Prayer Flags

The Beauty of Plants
Orchid Under the Prayer Flags by Yang Niu

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Photographer: Yang Niu (see profile)
Competition: Competition 11
Category: The Beauty of Plants
Location: Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, China


I came across this rare, endemic yellow orchid (Cypripedium flavum) in a forest by a small monastery in Shangri-La. It is a deeply peaceful and spiritual place, reflected both in the presence of prayer flags and the harmonious relationship exhibited between plants and the local Tibetan people.


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