Rice is a staple food of half of the world's population and has been instrumental in our efforts to prevent potential famines, but that's only part of what makes it such a beautiful plant. The flooded rice fields that stretch across the Far East and other areas that cultivate rice are stunning, lending their beautiful landscapes a unique look that at once structures and blends in with the natural landscape.

Rice technically doesn't have to be flooded, but it does require a lot of water to grow, and flooding makes it harder for weeds to take root and for vermin to eat the precious grains.

Luckily for travel and landscape photography aficionados, these flooded paddies also give them the opportunity to take stunning pictures! Take a look, add your own beautiful photos if you've got them, and vote for your favorites!

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Rice Field

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Stefaan Walleghem (goeroe)
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3 years ago

This is magnificent

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PeterMüller
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6 years ago

Geil!

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KellyJones
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6 years ago

Phenomenal shot!!

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AlexandreProvost
Community Member
6 years ago

The light is beautiful and slopes are impressives, but this image is squeezed... look at the car...

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KärrollahinCampbell
Community Member
6 years ago

This definitely looks like broken glass! Amazing photo!

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mrstregs
Community Member
6 years ago

WOW!!!

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mrstregs
Community Member
6 years ago

What a lovely, mystical feel. ~ :o)

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LuisFernandoFloresSegura
Community Member
6 years ago

Maravillosa y humana

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peri
Community Member
6 years ago

It looks like a Van Gogh painting.

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LussianaSaberhagen
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow

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GertiHillmer
Community Member
6 years ago

alles wunderschöne Fotos

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PeterHansen-Skovmoes
Community Member
6 years ago

Surreal ricefields

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mrstregs
Community Member
6 years ago

Stunning!!

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LyoneFein
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5 years ago

I do not know how to understand this picture

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