Rice Paddy I
Terraces of green, gold, and freshly-tilled clay earth create an intricate mosaic from a birds-eye view. Madagascar was once covered in some of the world’s most unique and rich forests, desert ecosystems, and coastal jungles before agricultural development began to strip the land. Today only pockets of its original wilderness stand stubbornly against all odds, carefully guarded by communities of people fighting to protect what is left. Still, there is an undeniable beauty in the patchwork farmland blanketing the land.