Ploughing farmland

A farmer plows his terraced fields on the Loess Plateau, which is located around the Wei River valley in central China. The plateau used to be mostly covered with dense forests and lush grasslands, but it suffers from great water loss and soil erosion due to deforestation and overgrazing.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.