Morning Prayer in Angkor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia
I was sitting on the ground of one of the Angkor Wat courtyards, contributing my own tower of stacked stones among a vast "garden" of pebble stacks, when an orange glimmer in my peripheral caught my attention. The monks had just finished praying, and this was my very first "monk sighting." In awe, I seized my camera. Saamat descended the steps and I got his permission to keep the photo. He is 17, only a few years younger than me. To this day we chat on Facebook as a way to practice his English.