Waterlily Harvesting by Shibasish Saha

Waterlily Harvesting by Shibasish Saha

Photo location: Barrackpore, West Bengal, India

Camera: DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone

During the monsoon season in the wetlands of West Bengal, Shibasish captured this image of people collecting waterlilies to sell in the local market.

A monsoon is a seasonal change in the direction of the prevailing winds of a region, bringing a marked difference in rainfall. Monsoons lead to distinct wet and dry seasons in many parts of the tropics and often occur in and around the Indian Ocean. They are driven by a strong temperature difference between the land and sea, effectively like a large-scale sea breeze.

The Asian monsoon is the most widely known, but monsoon conditions also occur (though to a lesser degree) in other regions, including northern Australia, parts of western, southern and eastern Africa and parts of North and South America.

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