Sustenance: Rice Fields Of Perlis
Pictures and Text by Andy Cheng
Perlis is a small state that lies in the northern tip of Peninsula Malaysia. Fields of rice paddy cover the land, interspersed by outcrops of limestone hills. A stroll in the paddy fields uncover the richness of the land and the sustenance it offers to those who need and appreciate it.
A lone tree at the edge of a paddy plot is silhouetted by the first rays of the day.
Young paddy plants striving for sunlight.
A young girl pitches in to help her father and mother plant paddy.
A path cuts across a bed of rice paddy
In the shade of a willow tree
Wildflowers add colour to the green landscape
Posing for a portrait
A Paddyfield Pipit
Egrets and herons feed in the paddy fields during the day and nest in the trees at night
A Pacific Swallow ponders its next move as the day draws to a close. These birds can be seen moving in pairs, so perhaps this bird was waiting for its partner