“The Buddha Tree” – Ayutthaya, Thailand – Tashi Delek – Featured Photographer
Wow! Man and nature fused together as one. Just an hour outside of Bangkok lays the historic city of Aytthaya. Many of the 14th century temples and wats were destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Out of the destruction has risen an unexpected national treasure. It is unclear how the Buddha head ended up inside the roots of this tree, but it has become a symbol of Thailand. Tashi Delek captured the deity along with his offerings beautifully.
Please take a minute to study the intricacies of the photograph then view the rest of Tashi’s portfolio at http://500px.com/the22row .
Take it Away Tashi:
I took this photo at a temple called “Wat Phra Mahathat” in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
This temple is where you can spot the famous tree that has grown around a Buddha head.
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“Zottel is Back”- Alps, Switzerland – John Wilhelm – Featured Photographer
As with many great photographs, John has not only created an emotion with his photo, but also leads the viewer into an imaginary story written in their own mind.
I hope this photo makes you smile. I certainly did when I opened it. At first, I thought “what a silly goat chewing on a flower”. Then I realized this was only the beginning of the destruction. I assume by now that entire field of daisies has been reduced to goat made fertilizer. Please follow John below on how he painstakingly created Zottel.
Take it away John :
Hi there everyone.
Wonderful to be here on PhotoBotos with one of my shots. Wow!
The selected photo was very difficult to take. We had to keep track of this very rare and shy animal for months. We chased it…
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“Curious Dragon”- Komodo Island, Indonesia – Will & Matt Burrard – Lucas – Featured Photographers
When we saw this image by the Burrard-Lucas brothers the Photobotos brothers were blown away. You don’t get inches away from 10 foot lizards with killer saliva so we had to know how they did it. These guys as you will see are not only great photographers, but are very clever in how they obtain them. You can find them at http://www.burrard-lucas.com/
After checking out their Komodo dragon photos, hop over to their Giant Panda Expedition at http://blog.burrard-lucas.com/2011/10/giant-panda-tracking/. The photos are incredible.
Also here are some links to keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter
Take it away guys!
We recently spent three days traveling around the Indonesian islands of Komodo and Rinca, photographing the legendary Komodo dragons.
Preparation for the trip commenced several weeks earlier, as I attempted…
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