March 31, 2009
When I started the previous boat posting on the Mekong River, you could probably guess where next to the boat photos. I’ve been around the Mekong River many times last year. Luang Prabang was one of destinations. The town is located alongside the Mekong River. How couldn’t I get the boat photos?
Here are some photos taken on a boat trip to Pak Ou Caves.
Boats at Pak Ou Caves
Paddling boat on the Mekong
March 27, 2009
Unintentionally, I have just realized that I’ve got lots of Boat photos taken from many trips I did last year and even the lastest trip I went to Cambodia. Let me start at the boat photos on the Mekong River in Chiang Sean, Chiang Rai, Thailand. I went there last New Year holidays. Photos taken at the late afternoon, around 5-6pm.
I don’t know why…when I look at these photos, they give me a thought like “between a pause, there always has a move”. Just like the photos below particularly the second photo, the boat parked but things around it keep moving… flowing river… drifting mist… even time goes by…
March 17, 2009
Many species had been seen around the Ang Trapaeng Thmor. It is a proof of successful ecotourism concept in Cambodia; long-term environmental, socio-cultural and economic sustainability.
I almost forget to mention about a local organization who provides birdwatching tour in Cambodia. The Sam Veasa Center (SVC) in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society is the tour organizer of our trip. Visit thier website for more information http://www.samveasna.org
March 16, 2009
There are many birds you can see around the Ang Trapaeng Thmor. Spending a day or couple of days, your birds’ wish list would be fulfilled like some of Thai birders I traveled with.
March 15, 2009
Besides the Eastern Sarus Cranes at Ang Trapaeng Thmor, another highlight of the trip was seeing the Eld’s Deers. It might not sound that exciting. But believe me… it was really stirring because we had seen them in the woodland (kind of savanna in Africa). I couldn’t be still in that circumstance. Guess what? I turned myself to be a hunter and followed the Eld’s Deers while they were walking away to keep a distance from strangers (us). The only thought in my head was that I wanted to shoot them!! ….with my camera, of course.
However, it was about at noon. The weather and temperature there was really hot and of course, heat also. The best distance I can get close to them was just about one kilometer. Not the great shots of them I got, but I still insist it was the great moment to encounter them.
Male Eld's Deer
Group of Female Eld's Deers
**Photos taken with Canon 450D and Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM lens.