Michael Hornbogen a photographer based out of London submitted this photo.
“After I spent one year in Australia working as a backpacker, I traveled two months around Asia, from Thailad to Laos and then Cambodia.
I took the picture in Angkor Thom, which is one of the temples near Siem Reap, Cambodia (with the main temple being Angkor Wat.) I was walking around with my Canon 5D Mark II and my 16-35 f2.8 and 35 f1.4 and was already a bit annoyed by the hordes of asian tourists standing around everywhere, but then I saw the two monks walking towards me. I then first hesitated to ask them for a picture, which they then posed for. However that shot did not turn out to be good at all, wrong background etc… So I just said thanks and did not want to keep asking. So, they went further and I just took pictures as they walked. 2-3 pictures only but this one actually became one of my best shots of the trip even though they were just spontaneous.” -Michael Hornbogen
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 35mm f1.4
Photographer Michael Hornbogen