Saturday, June 26, 2010

Praying alone

I was travelling in a bus across the Syrian desert. Miles and miles of dry empty space. Than a lone figure standing motionless caught my attention. I took a few shots as we went past the man. There was only about three seconds time gap from time I spot the man and the bus speeding by. Checking the image later, I realised that the man was praying. In Islam, praying is mandatory five times a day. Somehow looking at this image of a man standing motionless alone in a vast dry desert feel surreal.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rare and exotic fungus

This rare and exotic tropical fungus is commonly called long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhorn or veiled lady. It is normally found after an ovenight rain. The scientific name is Phallus indusiatus. The photo is currently licensed for an advertisement on TV in Japan.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Alien mothership

Once in a while you may see rare cloud formation when you look up to the sky. Normally it don't last more than 5 minutes. I saw this "alien mothership" cloud in 1999 and was lucky to have my camera ready to record it. That was the last time I saw that type of cloud formation.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sulking orangutan

I find it very fascinating on how similar is the emotional expression of orangutan to human being. They can appear to be happy, angry or sad. I caught this one biting its finger - sulking.