Category: Photo Focus

Photo Focus – Free the Bears

This week’s Photo Focus is from my day spent as a “volunteer bear keeper” with Free the Bears Fund, just outside of Phnom Penh. This sun bear cub is thoroughly enjoying his mid-morning snack served in a hard plastic ball meant to challenge him mentally and physically. Stay tuned for a more detailed post and information …

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Photo Focus – Sunrise to Sunset at Angkor Wat

This week’s Photo Focus includes many photos from my day spent at the temples of Angkor. Sunrise to sunset—it was spectacular. SUNRISE AT ANGKOR WAT My 4:30am wakeup call came far too early (as I’m sure my five dorm-mates would agree) and I was soon in a tuk-tuk, blazing towards the sunrise at the legendary …

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Photo Focus – Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village, Thailand

Sunsets over the Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village, home of the Surin Project, are nothing short of extraordinary. As elephants enjoy their final meal of the day, the brightly painted sky creates silhouettes of their immense figures. It’s quite the sight to behold. Here Nong Nun, a Surin Project elephant, shows off her perfect profile …

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Photo Focus – Surin Project, Thailand

While returning from our walk in the forest, three of our elephants banded together to lead each other home. This simple gesture of affection illustrates just how important social interaction is for captive Asian elephants. Unfortunately, those that are kept on chains throughout most days do not get to enjoy this camaraderie. With the Surin …

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Photo Focus – Saigon, Vietnam

City traffic in Vietnam is outrageous. In Saigon, a city of 10 million, there are 5 million motorbikes. That doesn’t even make sense. I felt like I deserved a round of applause and a high five each time I successfully crossed an intersection. Perhaps even an ice cream. Sure, they technically drive on the right …

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Photo Focus – Hoi An, Vietnam

I have always been a sucker for dark alleyways adorned with tealight candles. Honestly, I’m into pretty much anything that reminds me of the wedding scene from 1996’s Romeo + Juliet. What can I say? It was a very influential time in my life. Backstreet Boys had just hit the scene and I was highly …

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