June was the wet season for Poyang Lake, China's largest body of freshwater, located in the southeastern province of Jiangxi. The lakebed near Changlin, a village on the west side of the lake, was covered with water. Giant trees growing near the bank were flooded nearly to treetop. This is the planned site for the construction of a 13 billion yuan ($2 billion) barrier between the lake and the Yangtze River.
On the bank near the channel through which the lake water flows into the Yangtze, a group of silver pheasants strolled idly with their long white tails. Bird watchers clicked their cameras at the protected wild birds.