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  • According to legend, a woman called Lin Mo lived on Meizhou Island to the north of Quanzhou Bay.... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    According to legend, a woman called Lin Mo lived on Meizhou Island to the north of Quanzhou Bay. She could foretell the future, and she protected her brothersÕ boats, guiding them back in to shore with her lamp. One day, though, they did not come back, and full of guilt, Lin Mo drowned herself. Since then, sailors and fishermen have looked to her for protection, calling her Mazu, or Mother Ancestor. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
    Quanzhou Radio & Television Station
  • Grenfell Tower. This is from Disasters Engineered. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Grenfell Tower. This is from Disasters Engineered.
    MMXX Disasters Engineered Ltd
  • Eagle, AK: The rough and beautiful landscape of Eagle, AK. This is from Life below zero. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Eagle, AK: The rough and beautiful landscape of Eagle, AK. This is from Life below zero.
    2012 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
  • Fishermen arranging containers with fish. This is from Return to Zai Tun. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Fishermen arranging containers with fish. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
    Quanzhou Radio & Television Station
  • Dubai Creek, the winding saltwater inlet, at sunrise. This is from Emirates from Above. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Dubai Creek, the winding saltwater inlet, at sunrise. This is from Emirates from Above.
    National Geographic
  • Horned puffins at the North Carolina Zoo.  This is from Secrets of the zoo: North Carolina. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Horned puffins at the North Carolina Zoo. This is from Secrets of the zoo: North Carolina.
    National Geographic
  • Photograph of a walking polar bear. This is from Wild Arctic. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Photograph of a walking polar bear. This is from Wild Arctic.
    National Geographic
  • Tieguanyin tea is considered one of the most refined teas in China. Grown in the hills around... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Tieguanyin tea is considered one of the most refined teas in China. Grown in the hills around Quanzhou, it is harvested twice a year, in Spring and in Autumn, both sweet, but with the Autumn harvest presenting a stronger aroma. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
    Quanzhou Radio & Television Station
  • A photograph of a young  Reidun Sundbye, SS Skytteren survivor. This is from Ocean Wreck... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    A photograph of a young Reidun Sundbye, SS Skytteren survivor. This is from Ocean Wreck Investigation.
    Mallinson Sadler Productions
  • The Acropolis. This is from The Acropolis: Secrets of the Ancient Citadel. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    The Acropolis. This is from The Acropolis: Secrets of the Ancient Citadel.
    Kwanza/RMC Production
  • Chilean flamingos at the North Carolina Zoo. This is from Secrets of the zoo: North Carolina. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Chilean flamingos at the North Carolina Zoo. This is from Secrets of the zoo: North Carolina.
    National Geographic
  • Boone the lion, North Carolina Zoo. This is from Secrets of the zoo: North Carolina. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Boone the lion, North Carolina Zoo. This is from Secrets of the zoo: North Carolina.
    National Geographic
  • Photograph of camels. This is from Emirates from Above. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Photograph of camels. This is from Emirates from Above.
    National Geographic
  • Kaiyuan Temple, built in the seventh century AD, still attracts many believers to the temple to... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Kaiyuan Temple, built in the seventh century AD, still attracts many believers to the temple to pray. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
    Quanzhou Radio & Television Station
  • Freckles the Macklot's python, one of North Carolina Zoo's ambassador animals. This is from... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Freckles the Macklot's python, one of North Carolina Zoo's ambassador animals. This is from Secrets of the zoo: North Carolina.
    National Geographic/Double Act
  • Before the ban on the sea trade came into force, pirates had been preying on the ships in these... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Before the ban on the sea trade came into force, pirates had been preying on the ships in these waters. It became essential for all traders to learn how to defend themselves. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
    Quanzhou Radio & Television Station
  • This is from Wild Arctic: Kingdom of Ice. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    This is from Wild Arctic: Kingdom of Ice.
    National Geographic
  • Grenfell Tower. This is from Disasters Engineered. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Grenfell Tower. This is from Disasters Engineered.
    MMXX Disasters Engineered Ltd
  • This is from Emirates from Above. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    This is from Emirates from Above.
    National Geographic
  • Two polar bears play fighting. Polar bears fighting on snow have got up on hinder legs. This is... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Two polar bears play fighting. Polar bears fighting on snow have got up on hinder legs. This is from Kingdom of the polar bears.
    Getty Images
  • Dragon dance performance. This is from Return to Zai Tun. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Dragon dance performance. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
    Quanzhou Radio & Television Station
  • The remains of the Cypress Freeway, which ran through the center of Oakland, following the San... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    The remains of the Cypress Freeway, which ran through the center of Oakland, following the San Francisco, or Loma Prieta, Earthquake of 1989. This is from Disasters Engineered.
    Jim Sugar/Corbis
  • This is from Wild Arctic: Kingdom of Ice. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    This is from Wild Arctic: Kingdom of Ice.
    National Geographic
  • The first generation of the sea god in Jiuri Maountain, southern Fujian. He was called King... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    The first generation of the sea god in Jiuri Maountain, southern Fujian. He was called King Tongyuan. This is from Return to Zai Tun.
    Quanzhou Radio & Television Station
  • Aerial view of Emirates. This is from Emirates from Above. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Aerial view of Emirates. This is from Emirates from Above.
    National Geographic
  • Bangor, Maine, USA:  An ice storm leaves its beautiful traces on the landscape during a black... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Bangor, Maine, USA: An ice storm leaves its beautiful traces on the landscape during a black bear survey outside of Bangor, Maine. This is from Wild Arctic: Kingdom of Ice.
    Grizzly Creek Films, LLC / Ri
  • German battleship, Bismarck drifts slowly into the Atlantic Ocean. This is from Ocean Wreck... [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    German battleship, Bismarck drifts slowly into the Atlantic Ocean. This is from Ocean Wreck Investigation.
    Mallinson Sadler Productions
  • The Acropolis. This is from The Acropolis: Secrets of the Ancient Citadel. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    The Acropolis. This is from The Acropolis: Secrets of the Ancient Citadel.
    Kwanza/RMC Production
  • Photograph of a buffalo. This is from Wild Arctic: Kingdom of Ice. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Photograph of a buffalo. This is from Wild Arctic: Kingdom of Ice.
    National Geographic.
  • Exxon Valdez. This is from Disasters Engineered. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Exxon Valdez. This is from Disasters Engineered.
    MMXX Disasters Engineered Ltd
  • Eagle, AK: The rough and beautiful landscape of Eagle, AK. This is from Life below zero. [Photo of the day - December 2021]
    Eagle, AK: The rough and beautiful landscape of Eagle, AK. This is from Life below zero.
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