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“The Buddha Tree” – Ayutthaya, Thailand – Tashi Delek – Featured Photographer

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“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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“Curious Dragon”- Komodo Island, Indonesia – Will & Matt Burrard – Lucas – Featured Photographers

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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

http://www.facebook.com/BLphotography

https://twitter.com/#!/willbl

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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“Swirling Tide” – Espasa Beach, Spain – Lujo Semeyes – Featured Photographer

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“Swirling Tide” – Espasa Beach, Spain – Lujo Semeyes – Featured Photographer

This is one of those “I wish I was there” (IWIWT) photographs.  I can feel the cool water and sand between my toes.  There is a strong breeze blowing and I put on an extra layer, but dare not miss what promises to be an excellent sunset.  After reading Lujo’s account it turns out I am not that far off.  Although maybe the water is a bit cooler than I expected.  Please  visit this and several other “IWIWT” photographs at Lujo’s portfolios  500pix.com/lujo and flickr.com/lujo.    Here are a couple of other great links of his in Spanish asemeyando.es and exodos.es

Here is Lujo:

The photograph was taken at the beach Espasa (Asturias) in this medium, just at dusk, on a day of very low tide, leaving bare rocks are usually not visible.  I chose this day for the state of the tide, and be having a polar front, which provided a good sky.  As an…

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