The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.
An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)
Vibrant, pink flowers are in full bloom on trees in Taipei City, Taiwan on January 24, 2015. (喵_比比/Flickr)
A row of bare trees stands out in a landscape blanketed with snow in Hokkaido, Japan on January 6, 2015. (Tim Arai/Flickr)
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A strawberry finch stands out like a beacon amidst green shrubbery in Gujrat, India on January 10, 2015. (Santanu Sen/Flickr)
Fog blankets the Honghe Hani rice terraces in Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China on January 16, 2015. (inkelv1122/Flickr)
Two little boys smile through a window for a photograph in Faridpur, Bangladesh on January 18, 2015. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)