This image was taken at Wat Rong Khun (The White Wat) in Chiang Rai, Thailand in 2006 when the temple was under construction, thus the unique concrete coloring and contrasts instead of white. The controversial Buddhist (and Hindu) temple is a monument to escaping the hell of consumerism and this is a partial image of sculptures being added to the bottom of a temple pond to give a drowning feel.
I am an American expat living in Asia. My life was spent as a zoologist whose career evolved into writing and publishing a series of books, most frequently guidebooks, with a focus on global volunteer travel programs. I believe that how travelers choose to spend their tourism dollars offers a great potential to impact wildlife and global conservation programs – either positively or negatively. Encouraging true responsible travel and the development of programs that truly benefit animals and conservation is a passion of mine.
As I move into a new phase of my life, indulging my other love, art, I have returned to college and am just finishing up my BA in Graphic Design. Currently, I work as a freelance print media designer with a focus...
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