Inside Tham Phu Kham cave, a monk kneels in solitude while deep in thought, with light shining perfectly over him from a hole in the cave wall above.

This is not a staged portrait. In order to get this photo I noticed both the light and the monk at a similar time time. However, it wasn't quite that simple as clicking that shutter. I had to quickly scramble over many boulders and rocks in very dark conditions to get in the right position and because I didn't have a tripod, I had to rest my camera on my knee and lean against a rock to keep myself as still as possible. Any cuts and scratches definitely paid off with this one! It turned out to be one of my favourite photographs…

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