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Karamay's breathtaking winter views

Amazing landscapes at Dushanzi Grand Canyon in Karamay, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region are transformed in the depths of winter. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Located at the Dushanzi district of Karamay in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, the gorgeous 945-meter high mud volcano is covered with snow and shimmers in the sun. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Awe-inspiring winter views of the Western Gobi Geological Park in Karamay attract photography lovers year round. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Wild pastures in Dushanzi district of Karamay freeze in the subzero air. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Karamay’s world-renowned Ghost City, which is on a list for possible inductees to the highest tourism rank of 5A, witnesses a splendid sunrise on the windy winter morning. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Rising slowly above Eric Lake, the sun blushes behind the clouds in midwinter. Existing for at least 1,300 years, it is Karamay’s only lake and is the 20th biggest in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Icy Eric Lake in Urho district of Karamay, 16 kilometers southeast of Urho Wind City, shines silently under the sun. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Urho district’s euphrates poplar forest is rarely out of the sights of photographers due to its unique and striking landscape. Winter is no exception, as the white snow, yellow leaves, and contorted trunks and branches paint a scene of surreal beauty on the once dry desert landscape. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Oil drilling machines dance to-and-fro in on a Karamay oilfield during chill winter. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

 

Grand views of cloud and mist cover Dushanzi Grand Canyon in Karamay. [Photo/kelamayi.com.cn]

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