Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, PRC - 1983

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Comments (79)

Ian Stehbens on March 4, 2010

Dear Rainer and Fred,

I am grateful. I must admit I have no idea when the contest is current, but the votes are an affirmation.

Best regards,


Ian Stehbens on March 4, 2010

And thank you also, Eva for your appreciation and vote. It is a spectacular part of this great country.


Utpal (Sonu) on March 4, 2010

Very dramatic, very nice




Ian Stehbens on March 5, 2010

That's wonderful, Utpal. I am glad you also can enjoy the drama and majesty of this Yangtze landscape. Thanks for the vote.


Harri L on March 10, 2010

Great shot, very good composition! Voted

Greetings, Harri

Ian Stehbens on March 10, 2010

I really appreciate your comments and vote, Harri. I am delighted to share a little of 'my' China with you.

Warm regards from Brisbane.


*goran on March 10, 2010

I didn`t know! Voted!

antoni f. on March 10, 2010

Ian, this is a great pic, wonderful!! I vote it, greetings from Germany, antoni

Ian Stehbens on March 11, 2010

Welcome back, Goran. You previously said that this makes you think of flying. My son, a pilot, became a flying instructor, so now I might go flying more often. Thanks for the vote, too.



Ian Stehbens on March 11, 2010

Antoni, it is a joy to receive your greetings and you compliment. Thanks. Best wishes from Australia.


Olga I. Yakovenko on March 31, 2010

I vote! A wonder!

Ian Stehbens on March 31, 2010

Thanks you very much, Olga. To be on a boat and look up at the towering cliffs, I was filled with awe. Glad to share this remarkable river with you.


Marilyn Whiteley on April 18, 2010

So this is part of what we won't be seeing, Ian! But it was beautifully "seen" by you. Part of the reason for my recent inactivity is that I have been very active getting ready for a trip to China: a week from right now we should be in Beijing. Then the Yangtze (at its current height), X'ian, the Li river valley, and Shanghai. Then Hugh and I have added on three nights at Siem Reap, and we'll visit Hong Kong in order to fly back from there.

But I digress. Beautiful photo, Ian.


Ian Stehbens on April 19, 2010

Dear Marilyn,

I, for one, have really missed you, for your conversations, insights, perspectives as well as images. And now it is wonderful to not only know of the precious family time you have had, including with Rousseau, but of the next voyage! Voyages: Yangtze and Li!

I hope that you have some clear air when in Guilin and while voyaging on the Yangtze. Even with another 70M water in the gorges there is plenty of spectacular landscape above!

The major difference between your voyage and mine may well be the amount of development that has occurred along the river banks since I was there. There are so many more bridges, and far less of the isolated housing or mines, then there was in '83.

I trust you and Hugh have another safe and life enriching experience. The hydrological engineering in China should fascinate Hugh.

Bons Voyages,


kevin mcvay on April 10, 2011

WOW!!! This is amazing!!!!!

Pixelfoto.hu Kiss Lá… on April 10, 2011

Very nice shot! Like 8

Greetings from Hungary


Ian Stehbens on April 11, 2011

I could tell you a lot about this particular voyage through the Yangtze Gorges, shalom57, but suffice it to say, I found my self thinking that I was in China one moment, Thailand the next, then somewhere in Norway! Thanks. Glad you found it stunning too.


Ian Stehbens on April 11, 2011

Thanks László, I appreciate such encouragement from a highly competent photographer, that you are. This was a journey on the river that can never be forgotten.


ganzilotomich, on October 16, 2013

Excelente enquadre!


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