Today the wildlife comes from reader Bill Zorn, who sent photos of Homo sapiens in Tibet, a place I once visited (but only Lhasa and its environs). Bill’s captions are indented.
Almost all of my photos are landscapes, but here are a few portraits. I lived in Beijing for several years and did a project on the Three Gorges Dam. I went to Iran in 2005 to photograph for a project on ‘rituals’, and some of the Tibet photos were for that. Most of these photos were taken with a 4×5 field camera. I did the processing and printing.A boy at a Tibetan Buddhist festival:
A Buddha (Siddhartha?) statue:
This is a living buddha, Kan Da, in Qinghai, China. He’s standing where 400 years ago, a monk sat for 60 days, taking no food, no water, then turned into a crow and flew away. apparently this practice has fallen out of favor and there are no recent instances to report.
Buddhist monk with prayer beads:
Young monks and prayer drums:
Tibetan cowgirl (yakgirl?):
Woman in alley, Yazd, Iran:
Mother and child, Wu Gorge, China:
Workers, Qutang Gorge, China:
Old man, Peisha:
Boatman, Madu River, China: