• A dog stands by a polluted water channel in central Kolkata.<br />
<br />
To license this image, please contact the National Geographic Creative Collection:<br />
<br />
Image ID: 1925754 <br />
 <br />
Email: natgeocreative@ngs.org<br />
<br />
Telephone: 202 857 7537 / Toll Free 800 434 2244<br />
<br />
National Geographic Creative<br />
1145 17th St NW, Washington DC 20036
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • Waste water empties into a drainage channel in a slum community in central Jakarta.<br />
<br />
To license this image, please contact the National Geographic Creative Collection:<br />
<br />
Image ID: 1588035 <br />
 <br />
Email: natgeocreative@ngs.org<br />
<br />
Telephone: 202 857 7537 / Toll Free 800 434 2244<br />
<br />
National Geographic Creative<br />
1145 17th St NW, Washington DC 20036
  • A polluted water channel in central Jakarta.<br />
<br />
To license this image, please contact the National Geographic Creative Collection:<br />
<br />
Image ID: 1574960 <br />
 <br />
Email: natgeocreative@ngs.org<br />
<br />
Telephone: 202 857 7537 / Toll Free 800 434 2244<br />
<br />
National Geographic Creative<br />
1145 17th St NW, Washington DC 20036
  • A boy jumps over a water channel on local farmland near Kanpur. Local water channels are laced with toxins, released from the nearby leather-producing tanneries. The water goes directly onto farmland, feeding into the local food chain, resulting in serious health problems for many locals.
  • A young woman jumps over a waste water channel from a nearby leather-producing tannery. The water is laced with toxins from the leather treatment process and is discarded directly into water channels that run through the city.
  • A bird takes flight at dawn over a polluted water channel that feeds into the Ganges River at Kanpur.
  • A yak stands near a water channel in the town of Sershul, in northern Sichuan Province on the Tibetan Plateau. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • Indonesian men play chess near to a water channel in central Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • A man cycles past a polluted water channel in the city of Jakarta.
  • A woman walks past a drainage channel that contains water laced with highly toxic and acidic chemicals, produced by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A child plays in a road that has been flooded with industrial wastewater from a nearby water channel. The water is laced with toxins from the leather-treatment process and is discharged directly into local waterways and onto farmland.
  • A dog lies next to a severely polluted water channel. The water comes from nearby tanneries which release untreated waste water directly into channels that run through local communities.
  • A man swims in a water irrigation channel trying to catch small fish. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • A street seller with his cart walks past a polluted drainage channel in central Jakarta. The city’s flood defence system, built by the Dutch during their colonial period has deteriorated and is now clogged with refuse which is discarded into these water channels.
  • The drainage channel of the Maoergai Dam, a 147-metre high, clay-core, gravel dam located near Heishui town. The dam is one of 25,000 dams that make up China’s hydropower network.
  • A young boy plays in a water channel in the town of Sershul, in northern Sichuan Province on the Tibetan Plateau. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • A mother and her child sit next to a severely polluted water channel in a slum community in central Jakarta.
View: 24 | All
Next