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Matthias Moritz


Community Manager , Hambergen

Khanabad River | main artery |

The terrain of Afghanistan mostly constists of rugged mountains and some deserted plains. There are only 5 percent arable land, mostly irrigated.
This is much too less to provide all the people with enough food.

Especially along the narrow river banks the farmers established a simple, but sophisticated irrigation system to cultivate the fertile soil, hoping, that no drought will peril the crop.

The picture was made through bullet-proof glass, so the colors are a little ... different.

2010, District of Takhar, PENTAX Optio S12

Comments 9

  • mmmmrvica 02/02/2013 11:00

    A fascinating view!
  • J o s e f 04/16/2012 12:57

    Good Work!
    Josef
  • Pascal Viyer 04/16/2012 4:15

    I love that plain of peace near Kandahar
  • s. sabine krause 04/15/2012 11:25

    a barren but beautiful land and a peaceful scenery, one is tempted to say at first sight – the smoothed, washed-out shapes of the sandy mountains are very beautiful, and vaguely (very vaguely! ; )) reminiscent of the creases in human skin, and the green near the river looks so fertile! – and yet, reading your little caption, the detail of the "bullet-proof glass", gives me the chills: not so peaceful after all, to say the least! it's a shame… greetings, sabine.
  • Axel Flasbarth 04/14/2012 20:58

    Amazing landscape and impressive contrast between the harsh mountains and the almost lush green in the foreground, well done, and good to know you were well protected :-)
  • Adele Oliver 04/14/2012 20:45

    A fascinating land- and mountainscape .... such contrasts from the barren mountains to the fertile green landscape in the foreground - an image giving a great idea of a "different" life.
    wish you a fine weekend,
    Adele
  • My Riam 04/14/2012 15:05

    faszinierende landschaft, trotz... ma ja, dem land und den leuten da alles gute!
    lgmy
  • Klaus Kieslich 04/14/2012 14:09

    Eine beeindruckende Landschaft
    Gruß Klaus
  • Ilse Jentzsch 04/14/2012 11:14

    Grandios und faszinierend für mich, die dieses Land nur durch das Fernsehen kennt.
    Es grüßt Dich
    Ilse