16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Harvesting water lilies

A family was on their daily work to harvest water-lily among the flooding rice field. During this time of the year, some rice fields in Mekong Delta area are easily flooded by high tides and that makes the place suitable for a particularly beautiful plant to grow - the water-lily. This is also the time for local people here boating through the flooding fields to harvest water lily blossoms and deliver them to a nearby local market while they're still fresh.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Vietnam
Camera: FC6310
Copyright: © Ngoc Thien Nguyen