Ex­ca­va­tion of Sand

NPhoto - - Lightbox - Andi Wi­jaya, In­done­sia

The small hill­side mar­ket town of Lem­bang in In­done­sia bears wit­ness to large-scale sand min­ing. The nat­u­ral re­source is a cru­cial com­po­nent of con­crete, and is cov­eted by de­vel­op­ing coun­tries such as Morocco and In­dia, as well as across In­done­sia. Much of this min­ing is done il­le­gally, by gangs known lo­cally as the ‘mafia’.

Nikon D2xs, Nikon AF-S 80-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II, 1/20 sec, f/22, ISO200

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