China Border
China Border

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China Border

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© Philip Jessup

The Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong sits right on the border with mainland China. You can cross into China (or the reverse) by opening a simple unguarded gate.

Deep Bay Low Tide
Deep Bay Low Tide

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Deep Bay

2010

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© Philip Jessup

Deep Bay, which is situated between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, is a haven for migrating birds at low tide. Unfortunately, silting from upstream development is ruining this refuge.

Deep Bay
Deep Bay

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Deep Bay

2010

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© Philip Jessup

The Hong Kong Camera Club maintains a facility on the shore of Deep Bay that provides a popular spot for bird photographers during migration seasons.

Fresh Water Pond
Fresh Water Pond

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Fresh Water Pond

2010

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© Philip Jessup

The Nature Reserve, in addition to its world famous mangroves, also has fresh water ponds that were created by shrimp cultivation and now attract birds and mammals.

Mangrove #1
Mangrove #1

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Mangrove #1

2010

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Mai Po’s inter-tidal mangroves support eight native species and are the sixth largest protected wetland area in China. These mangroves are world famous.

 

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Mangrove #5
Mangrove #5

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Mangrove #5

2010

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© Philip Jessup

Mai Po’s inter-tidal mangroves support eight native species and are the sixth largest protected wetland area in China. These mangroves are world famous.

Mangrove #6
Mangrove #6

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Mangrove #6

2010

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© Philip Jessup

Mai Po’s inter-tidal mangroves support eight native species and are the sixth largest protected wetland area in China. These mangroves are world famous.

Mangrove Tree
Mangrove Tree

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Mangrove Tree

2010

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© Philip Jessup

Mai Po’s inter-tidal mangroves support eight native species and are the sixth largest protected wetland area in China. These mangroves are world famous.

Shrimp Pond #1
Shrimp Pond #1

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Shrimp Pond #1

2010

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© Philip Jessup

The Nature Reserve's old, cultivated shrimp ponds are now overgrown with different plant species and offer a haven for fish and small mammals.

Shrimp Pond #2
Shrimp Pond #2

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Shrimp Pond #2

2010

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The Nature Reserve's shrimp ponds offer many hours of pleasant walking through divers habitats, a respite from the hustle bustle of Hong Kong's neighborhoods.

Shrimp Pond Dusk
Shrimp Pond Dusk

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Shrimp Pond Dusk

2010

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© Philip Jessup

More than 400 bird species have been identified in the Nature Reserve. Trees surrounding the shrimp and fresh water ponds are popular with the black-faced spoonbill.

View To Shenzhen
View To Shenzhen

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View To Shenzhen

2010

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© Philip Jessup

The residential and office towers Shenzhen and Hong Kong loom over Mai Po, and make the Nature Reserve, managed by the WWF, even more valuable.