Sri Lanka 9 – Galle

Galle is best known among photographic circles for the “stilt fishermen.” These are subsistence fishermen who sit for hours on stilts in the shallow surf, casting their lines for palm-sized fish.  There used to be hundreds of men making a living this way, but the tsunami of 2004 killed off most of the fish, and […]

Sri Lanka 8 – Yala National Park

We did a total of two game drives at Yala National Park, famed primarily for the 25 – 30 leopards that live there, which is the highest density in the world. The driver and naturalist guide were quite excited that we saw more than one leopard, as this was unusual. This was another park where […]

Sri Lanka 7 – Kataragama

The first unique stop today was at the side of the road, where we found a dozen trees completely filled with the biggest fruit bats we have ever seen, with a wingspan of 120 cm (48 inches!).  In fact, we were told these were some of the biggest bats in the world. These bats are […]

Sri Lanka 6 – Uda Walave

Our first stop today was at a Hindu temple, Seetha Amman Hindu Temple, a colorful temple right on the side of the road. Mehmet asked our local guide to track down the resident priest we had seen earlier, who agreed to come up and let us photograph him.  The priest was very handsome and charismatic, […]

Sri Lanka 5 – Nuwara Eliya

We passed briefly through Nuwara Elija, stopping first at a Buddhist temple, where we watched a priest bless offerings of the worshippers (center). A stop at two tea plantations gave us a chance to see premium Sri Lankan tea being harvested. Our most interesting stop of the day was at a tiny village, for a […]

Sri Lanka 4 – Kandy

We returned to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic before dawn to capture the blue hour, and the colors of the temple just as the sun was rising (upper-left and lower-right).  We then entered the temple to photograph the morning prayer ceremony.  As we were leaving, we noticed some women dressed to welcome a […]

Sri Lanka 3 – enroute to Kandy

We started today with a stop at the golden temple of Dambulla.  Throughout Sri Lanka are huge statues of Buddha, but this is easily one of the largest, as seen above.  To the right, there appears to be a long line of monks walking in a line to give offerings to Buddha.  Upon closer inspection […]

Sri Lanka 2 – Habarana

We drove most of yesterday, enroute to Habarana. Our first stop was the fishing town of Negomo, where they dry fish on the beach. We spent a couple hours watching the colorful fishing boats (top row), the men hauling in the catch and dumping it on bamboo carpets (bottom-left), and the workers organizing them to […]

Sri Lanka 1 – Colombo

NOTE: Starting with the Thailand trip just completed, I have begun limiting each “photo story block” to only seven images.  A few years ago, I was using eleven, but received feedback that the images were too small.  I have since been using nine-photo blocks.  Some people have commented that they read this block on small […]

Chile 2 – Easter Island 1

After viewing the total solar eclipse last week, we decided to spend a week on Easter Island, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. Since this island is owned by Chile, it is considered a domestic flight, despite taking 5 hours to reach this Polynesian island. Chile is the nearest landmass, […]

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