26 Mesmerising Photographs of Rice Fields That Look like Shards of Glass

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Every year more than 500 million tons of rice is consumed worldwide. It has become a staple of half the worlds population and been a huge help towards helping prevent famines. Because of this huge demand there are thousands of flooded rice paddies where the rice is grown, and they make for some truly spectacular locations like no other in the world.

The pattern they create when viewed from up high makes the appear as if they are broken mirrors, reflecting the sunlight and sky. Rice doesn't need to be flooded to grow but it does help - it needs a lot of water and prevents weeds growing. Here are 26 mesmerising photographs of rice fields that look like shards of glass.

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Photo via Thierry Bornier

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Photo via Thierry Bornier

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Photo via Juon Majeno

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Photo via Jon Bratt

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Photo via Thierry Bornier

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Photo via Sarawut Intarob

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Photo via Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost

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Photo via Por Pathompat

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Photo via zhangning

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Photo via Chaluntorn Preeyasombat

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Photo via Ebin Tang

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Photo via Junya Hasegawa

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Photo via Quynh Anh

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Photo via Jon Bratt

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Photo via Zhangning

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Photo via zhangning

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Photo via Anujak Jaimook

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Photo via Thierry Bornier

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Photo via Narathip Ruksa

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Photo via Sarawut Intarob

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Photo via Jon Bratt

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Photo via Thierry Bornier

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Photo via Jon Bratt

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Photo via Boaz

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Photo via vocalonation

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Photo via Jon Bratt

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