Giant panda climbs down tree; Bifengxia Panda Base; Ya'an, China

Giant pandas are a bit lazy, so I was quite lucky to see one climb down a tree at the Bifengxia Panda Base outside of Ya'an, China, just below the Tibetan Plateau in southwestern China.

Shortly afterward, I met an American zoologist who had been studying this bear and others nearby, for a week or so, and she had yet to see any of them climb up or down trees.

One of my more favorite moments from my most recent trip to China.