Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in Xiongmao Valley, Sichuan Province, China

For the fourth and final post in the Chengdu series, we took a short drive down to see what everyone comes to Chengdu to see, the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in Xiongmao Valley. Because of our fortuitous timing, the research base was empty! It’s the first time I’ve visited the pandas and literally had the entire place to myself.

GFX100S 200mm ISO-2000 1/125sec f/5.6

In this series from Chengdu:

Pandas, Pandas, and More Pandas!

The great thing about cute pandas is that they don’t need any words to describe what they’re doing. They’re one of the most photogenic and charismatic animals around. They do the silliest things and pose in the funniest ways. Here’s a few images from the three hours we spent there.

Cute red pandas hanging around; GFX100S 200mm ISO-4000 1/200sec f/5.6
GFX100S 200mm ISO-3200 1/80sec f/5.6
GFX100S 145.3mm ISO-2000 1/60sec f/5.6
Nice environment in the research base; GFX100S 32mm ISO-320 1/25sec f/8
GFX100S 137.7mm ISO-4000 1/125sec f/5.6
GFX100S 200mm ISO-5000 1/125sec f/5.6
GFX100S 200mm ISO-1600 1/125sec f/5.6
GFX100S 200mm ISO-3200 1/200sec f/5.6
GFX100S 170.5mm ISO-3200 1/250sec f/5.6
GFX100S 200mm ISO-3200 1/200sec f/5.6
GFX100S 100mm ISO-2000 1/60sec f/5.6
How we all feel after a long day of tourism 🙂 GFX100S 183mm ISO-2000 1/60sec f/5.6

As always, I hope you’ve enjoyed this series from Chengdu. If you enjoyed the series, please leave a comment below and let me know. Will you visit Chengdu in the future when travel opens up again one day?

2 thoughts on “Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in Xiongmao Valley, Sichuan Province, China”

    1. Hi Neal. I think we can still put our arms around the pandas, but it requires scheduling something ahead of time. I think the pandas likely prefer to be left alone after the Golden Week holiday 🙂

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