16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

Mother and son of Lach - ethnic minority people living in LangBian Plateau, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam - are carrying firewood through dry fields. Before that, they had to cut the pine trees in the woods for getting the oily wood. They sell them for their livelihood, and people use them to ignite for cooking. This is a longstanding habit of indigenous minorities though not serious but also acts of deforestation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: DALAT, Vietnam
Camera: NIKON D300
Copyright: © NGOC BACH