The rice fields of Fujian

A farmer works in a rice field with traditional buildings in the background in Nanjing County, Fujian Province. The area is well known for its tulou homes, which are made of earth in a large circular design. The Fujian tulou were placed on the World Heritage List in 2008.

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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.