The Mekong River is the heart and soul of mainland Southeast Asia. The 12th longest river in the world, the Mekong runs 4,800 kilometers from its headwaters on the Tibetan Plateau through Yunnan Province of China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.
Over 60 million people depend on the Mekong and its tributaries for food, water, transport and many other aspects of their daily lives.
I Took this shot from inside the plane going from Bangkok to Phnum Penh and we were about to land. You'll see lots of smoke in the air. I'm not sure about all the smokes but many of them are from burning trash.
Autolevel, sharpened and framed.
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fooeleen (713) 2005-01-29 0:20
nice aerial shot, Skye. yes, i think the smoke is from assessive forest burning and trash too...it happens all the time...sad but true. i like the way the river forked out...you captured this at just the right moment.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-01-29 6:02
What a fine aerial shot,Skye!great note about the Mekong river,i like the form of river in this angle,like a man without head:0)two hand from left to right and two leg towards corners,
light is great,green parts has a beautiful aspect,specially in border of river bottom,great prespective and I like it,Skye,Nicely done.
PSYOPS (0) 2005-01-30 9:36
Shooting arial photo through a commercial plane's window without proper equipment is not easy so I consider your photo a success. Thanks.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-08-12 3:53
I just see your galery about Cambodia. Nice to see your pictures.
This one is great and you get beautifull light.
For me a fantastic shot.
haans_gruber (0) 2005-10-15 17:20
Whenever I hear of the Mekong Delta, or the Ho Chi Minh trail, it always reminds me of when I was a small child growing up hearing about the Vietnam War and the protests which resulted at college campuses across the country during that era, specifically one in which four student protestors were killed in Ohio. Such a tragedy really that we are capable of killing our own people for speaking out against the killing machine, we call war.
This is a beautiful photograph and really captures the essence of what the Mekong Delta really means as a resource to the people there. Just a tiny bit of saturation on the trees along the bottom of the photo is about all I notice here. Otherwise a really great job.
Have you ever considered work as a documentary photographer?
Thanks for sharing this with me.
Serendipity (1045) 2006-10-31 10:05
Trčs belle photo du Mékong qui offre un point de vue assez rare. Merci.