Jiuzhaigou is spectacular Chinese alpine scenery, a world heritage site and world biosphere protected area in mountainous northern Sichuan province, China. The picturesque mountainous landscape is peppered with brilliantly coloured lakes and waterfallls ensconced among dense, verdant forests.
I was totally blown away by this place when I first visited in 1997. It was early October and the magnificence of fall was in full swing. The trees were all shades of crimson, orange and yellow contrasting beautifully against the jewel coloured lakes.
The images you see here were taken when I returned at the end of May 2002 and were shot using the gorgeous Fuji Velvia slide film. The impossibly green forests and brilliantly coloured, sparkling water that you see in the images is in my mind exactly how it looked – simply stunning!!!