Rice

THE TERRACED RICE paddies of southern China are breathtaking, with flowing lines and vibrant colors that make them look like nothing else on Earth.Thierry Bornier has spent two years creating stunning photos that make the terraces look more like abstract paintings than landscapes.

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Gold

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This towering ginkgo tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains in China. Every autumn the green leaves on the 1,400-year-old tree turn bright yellow and fall into a golden heap on the temple grounds drawing tourists from the surrounding area.