“They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all…” Captain Kirk quoting D.H.Lawrence in Star Trek: The Voyage Home

Whale fluke (tail) in the cold Pacific Ocean outside Sitka, Alaska. Summer. August 2016. This whale will soon head south to the Hawaiian islands for the mating season.



Yellow rose in the Stanley Park Rose Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Summer. August 2016.

Why do we appreciate beauty?



Sunlight shining on the Forth Bridge over the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh in Scotland.

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This little boy and his whole family were involved in fishing in a muddy tributary of Tonle Sap.



A roadside store on the way to Kampong Kheang in Siam Reap, Cambodia. Very enterprising people.



A little girl taking a stroll and enjoying a bag of treats. Kampong Kheang, Siem Reap. Cambodia


Faces #3

One of the great mystery of ancient Angkor. In Bayon Temple at Angkor, there were 200 smiling faces curved on 50 towers of which 37 is still standing. No one really knows whose face it depicts. Some believe it represents the Buddhist embodiment of compassion, Lokesvara. Others suggest it represents Brahma, a Hindu deity. Yet others believe that is the face of King Jayavarman VII, the builder of the temple. In the meantime, the face’s enigmatic smile hide its true identity for over a thousand years.



Sunrise from the top terrace of Pre Rup Temple in Siem Reap in Cambodia. Had to wake up at 4.30am for this shot. There is nothing like shivering in the darkness and then to see the glorious dawn of a new day. One moment I was in darkness, then suddenly, as if God has spoken “Let there be light”, there is light.


Faces #2

Every face tells a story. What are your past experiences that define you?



A modern colorful tourist brightens an ancient wall.