Here are some of my favorite photographs from around the world, all taken by me. Geographically yours, D.J.Z.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Der Ezor, Syria
The north Syrian plain is a land of rain-fed agriculture supplemented by irrigation. The availability of water makes of northern Syria a breadbasket. There is a downside, however: salination. When halite crystals take over, the land is ruined. No, it's not the remains of a spring snow; it's salt. Corners of fields, poorly drained, are especially vulnerable.