Photographer's Note

The fields of the Village Kee, Spiti, India at an altitude of more than 3900 meters.
I have been asked many times during my short life on TE about "What and from where do the people in the remote areas of Tibetan Plateau eat?"
I guess this photo will answer that question. They do have some agricultural fields in the summers that they cultivate. Source of irrigation is usuallty the canals those are made from the stream of spring waters directed towards the fields. Some canals in these areas are hundred of years old. And the common crops that they grow are Peas, Potatoes and barley for grains.
Please correct me if I am wrong. as I am writing all this from what I know and I might be wrong.

About this photo
I took this photo from the same look out that I had taken the previous photo from (approx 600 meters higher than the village). The fields in the photo belong to the village Kee. The river in the background is Spiti/Sutlej.

Fields seem as if they are right next to the river; but there is an escarpment beyond the fields. One can look at the other side of the river to get an idea about what I am talking about. To get an idea about the size of the fields one can look at the houses along the fields in the bottom left corner of the photo. CHEERS

Critiques and questions would be welcome.

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