Update: 14:34 | 28/09/2019
Pham Huy Trung backpacks along the country to take breath-taking aerial photographs, and they have caught the eye of National Geographic’s editors. Trung, a Ho Chi Minh City resident, is arguably the Vietnamese photographer with the largest number of photos published in the U.S. magazine, which covers science, geography, history, and culture. Here are some of his photos of Vietnam’s landscapes.
Long Coc tea hills in the northern province of Phu Tho are shrouded in mist. Long Coc, 112 kilometers from Hanoi, consists of numerous smaller hills covered in tea plantations.
Rice field in Ta Pa Hill of An Giang Province during the harvest season. With more than 2.2 million people, An Giang is the most populous province in the Mekong Delta, home to around 22 million people or 24 percent of Vietnam's total population. Farmers in the delta grow more than half of the country’s rice and account for 80 percent of rice exports.
This photo was taken in Phan Rang-Thap Cham Town in the south central province of Ninh Thuan. A shepherd drives his flock back home after a day of grazing on wild grasses.
The first rays of the sun cast their light on a tea garden in Pleiku Town in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. Tea is a major agricultural produce here. Stay a little longer in the morning, and you will have the opportunity to meet workers who come to pick tea leaves.
NatGeo chose this as the best photo of the day on February 1, 2018. It captures the mystical beauty of tea hills in Moc Chau, a highlands district in the northern mountain province of Son La, as they are enveloped by a blanket of fog early one morning.
Rows of coconut trees along Non Nuoc Beach in the central city of Da Nang. They stretch five kilometers in an arc shape along the foot of Ngu Hanh Son Mountain. In 2017 the beach was named among the top 25 in Asia by TripAdvisor readers.
A fisherman rows his boat in the middle of Bay Mau coconut forest, two miles from the old town of Hoi An in central Vietnam.
A flycam shot of a woman picking water chestnuts in a flooded myrtle forest in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap fetched Trung an honorable mention in the "Journeys and Adventures" category at the 2018 Siena International Photography Awards, considered one of the world’s most prestigious contests.