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Tiger Leaping Gorge by Dean Cunningham

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Whose waiting for Who ? Local Naxi Village woman and Mule waiting for me to pass. Couldnt resist a picture though ! I was scared for 3 days with 2000m drops below on an extremely narrow track. I will never do this trek again :)

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China.

Taken with Canon IXUS 80.

Around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between 5,596m Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and 5,396m Haba Snow Mountain in a series of rapids under steep 2000 metre cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 metres wide), hence the name.


tiger leaping gorge, china


  • Barssel
    Barsselabout 3 years ago

    This would make a great addition to the Horse and Rider group. One per day please

  • all done ademac … thanks for your interest !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Cameron B
    Cameron Babout 3 years ago

    Oh wow, you’ve even been there as well :D. Cool shot, real trek that looks like!

  • short but hard, i was so scared at times haha ! way too high for me. thanks for looking cameron !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonalmost 3 years ago

    It looks scary, but what an adorable photo you got!

  • it was scary, as scared as ive been, haha – thanks a lot kim !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful write up and info……..tthis is a great capture and looks fantastic !!

  • thanks a lot sean, i quite like this one too !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Helen Vercoe
    Helen Vercoealmost 3 years ago

    Another wonderful travel pic – I am extremely envious of the stamps in your passport!

  • thankyou helen – i try to get away o/s every year, such a big big world with so much to see !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 3 years ago

    Well done on being placed in the Top Ten of the Transport Challenge:
    7th October 2011

  • thanks a lot clive – another fun challenge !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartalmost 3 years ago

    Great story telling capture! I feel light headed just looking at this and couldn’t imagine walking at such an altitude on such a narrow passage for any length of time. : )

  • haha, like i said, ill never do it again. it was beautiful but im terrible with heights. thanks heaps sandy and for dropping by !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 3 years ago

    Oh my! You would never see me up there Dean. No wonder you were scared for days! my heart is jumping just thinking about it. A great shot….but how did you ever get around each other?? Yow!

  • haha ginny … i went the inside and as with a lot of the walk, i had a mate who stayed on the cliff side and got me through it. thanks heaps ginny for visiting !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 3 years ago

    You’re a brave man Dean Cummingham!!! :))))

  • HaHa !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 3 years ago

    *Please don’t forget to add this image into our final group challenge of 2011 #21Monthly $20 COMPACT GROUP Featured Artworks Challenge DECEMBER 2011

    9th December 2011

  • thankyou very much for the feature pamela !

    – Dean Cunningham

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