Photographer's Note

Maize, known as corn in some countries, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents. After European contact with the Americas in the late 15th and early 16th century, maize spread to the rest of the world.

The term maize derives from the Spanish form (maíz) of the indigenous Taino term for the plant, and was the form most commonly heard in the United Kingdom. In the United States, Canada (maïs in French speaking Canadian regions) and Australia, the usual term is corn, which originally referred to any grain, but which now refers exclusively to maize, having been shortened from the form "Indian corn" (which currently, at least in the U.S., is often used to refer specifically to multi-colored "field corn" cultivars).

Maize is widely cultivated throughout the world, and a greater weight of maize is produced each year than any other grain.

This picture was taken in the Sa Pa mountains, in the North of Vietnam.
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Viewed: 1994
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Additional Photos by Victor Guntin (Guntin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 70 N: 293] (1325)
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