Qinhai Lake on Tibetan Plateau, China36.9N 100.1E
The large, greenish blue lake near the center of this image of China is Qinghai Lake. It is a saline lake situated in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau.
A second lake, shaped like a hook at its northern end, is a reservoir on the Yellow River created by the Laxiwa Dam, in Qinghai Province.
Multiple ridges of snow-capped mountains can be observed to the north of the two lakes. Upon opening the full image, rows of sand dunes in the Tengger Desert can also be observed.