Photographer's Note

This photo was taken as I crossed the Taloqan river in northern Afghanistan. I wasn't really considering taking photos at that time but as I turned my head, my eyes got caught by this bird standing on the top of this small isolated tree. I just got time for a snap before the bird flew away. I like the hazy effect and the mountains in the background. For this part of Afghanistan (the irrigated plain of Taloqan) snow cover provides hope to farmers for the next spring and summer time, when snow-melt rivers provide the precious irrigation water that turns the plain into the "grain basket" of Afghanistan.

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