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A patchwork quilt

These towns and fields set below a winding river valley in Ethiopia resemble a psychedelic quilt from the 1970’s, while revealing some of the constraints geology and physical geography put on human landscapes. The towns are set in the river valleys, where water is easy to obtain and they won’t encroach upon increasingly valuable agricultural land, while the multicoloured fields are in the surrounding highlands.


Image credit: Digital Globe