Steven Ashworth, the huntsman of the Holcombe Hunt, exercises his hounds near Bury, northern England, before tomorrow’s hunt which takes place on the first day of the official hunting season. The Holcombe Hunt is one of the UK’s oldest hunts, whose lineage is traceable back to 1086. Today with the prohibition on hunting foxes and other wildlife with dogs in England, the Holcombe Hunt practice ‘trail hunting’, where a scent is laid down in a trail for the hounds to follow, simulating the hounds catching the scent of the hunt’s quarry.
Fishermen row a boat loaded with mullet near the fishing farm in the Crimean village of Olenivka. Russian wheat has made a surprise early exit from key global export markets, despite the country’s near-record crop, after domestic prices rose in the fall-out from the Ukraine crisis
North Korean men cycle in the rain past homes built for farmers at the Mangyongdae Cooperative Farm on Wednesday in Pyongyang, North Korea. As the planting season ends and the rainy season begins, North Koreans are preparing for the possibility of floods
A farm worker walks through wheat during a harvest in Panipat, Haryana, India. Inflation is a main issue in the general election campaign and uncertainty over guaranteed agriculture prices poses a risk to inflation forecasts, the country’s central bank said.
Thai lotus farmer Usa Mahmueangbon, 47, picks lotus flowers in her family’s lotus and water lily farm in Saladin village in Nakhon Pathom, about 50km west of Bangkok, Thailand.
A pig passes a group of firemen attempting to extinguish a fire on a farm in Bad Duerrheim, southern Germany
A farmer tends his ducks on Tuesday in Quzhou, China. On Wednesday a new case of H7N9 avian influenza was confirmed, bringing the total to 109 cases in the country, with 22 deaths. Taiwan confirmed its first case on Wednesday.