Plum blossoms are shining at an old Chinese gate in Nanjing
Lotus flower in Nanjing
On a lake in Nanjing the lotus flowers are in full bloom, adding a splash of lively color to the greens of its leaves and the blues of the water and creating a perfect arrangement like a water painting.
Lotus flower in Shanghai
A lotus flower creates a scene of serene beauty in Shanghai's People's Park, transcending reality like a colorful, perfect painting.
A flower's beauty, frozen in the icy snow
The great lotus flower, touched by rain drops
Bee in a summer flower
A colorful closeup of a bee nurturing from the pollen of a summer flower.
Orchid flower like a chalice of melting honey
Lotus Flower in Beijing
An archetypal composition of Lotus on the Kunming Lake near the Summer Palace in Beijing showcases the three basic elements and colors of a classical Chinese lotus pond: the lively reddish tone of the Lotus flower, the vibrant green of the Lotus leaf, and the deep blue tones of the waters surrounding them.
A Bee Kisses a Plum Blossom Flower in Spring
Sakura's end: cherry blossoms after the rain
As every year, after a big rain the cherry blossom has found its final resting place on the forest's grown, amidst purple flowers bringing new life to the spring.
Dragonflies on a lotus flower
Two dragonflies are meeting on a lotus flower in the Imperial Garden of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
INSPIRITS CHINA is a visual guide to China's sky-scraping mega cities and breath-taking landscapes, drawing from more than 15 years of authentic urban and nature photography by visual artist Chris Rayn.