Between rice and sky

The River Ebro delta in the south of Catalonia is one of the most important natural park areas of Spain and Europe thanks to the great natural richness found within its 320 square kilometres.
Man and nature living side by side is never easy but in 1938, on request of the local people, a natural park was created. The park covers 7000 hectares and protects the most vunerable parts of the delta; the lakes, the coast, the canals etc.
In the area where agricultural activity is permitted, the landscape has changed greatly, in particular where the rice is grown. Here it has an unusual appearance which changes depending on the period of the year. Muddy during winter, flooded during the spring and completely green during the summer.
These photos show the building used by the farmers growing rice.