Took me about 100 shots to get the exact settings to capture the movement of the dancers with the clarity of the audience. One of my all-time favorite photos.
I was walking into the Paro Dzong and this young monk let me take two quick photos before he ran off.
I had to climb, by ladder, up to the third floor of the Para Dzong to find these monks playing the Dunchen (sounds a bit like a didgeridoo).
Paro Festival Dancers
Para Festival Dancers
Monks watching the Paro Festival
Tradition meets the west with Coca Cola!
Viewing the Paro Festival
I found a whole new view when I climbed up to the top floor of the Paro Dzong during the festival. Saw this elderly gentleman watching from above.
Rice Fields - Paro
The bhutanese walk around the stupas a number of times as they pray. Moving rocks from one pile to anohter help them keep track of how many times they have circled the structure.
Walking around the stupa
Tiger's nest monestary
Young monks studying
We were a bit of a distraction for the young boy on the left...
Tiger's Nest Monastery
Nestled in that rock.
We saw these women as we drove by and stopped to see if we could take their photo.
Looking at themselves in the back of the camera
Kids will be kids!