Runaway Photo: Faces of Bhutan

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Faces of Bhutan

Who I Met in Bhutan

In Bhutan, I continued trying to take more portrait photos. Bhutanese people have been great models, and pleasant in front of cameras. Most of the people (and animal friends) are from Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, and the road in between. We traveled a fraction of this country, but it was a great six days, seeing happy faces.

I was going to explain more about this series of photos, but the photos will speak for themselves much better than what I have to say.

 

A young mother and a baby

A young mother and a baby

Bhutanese monk at Tashichho Dzong

Bhutanese monk at Tashichho Dzong

Tim (our tour guide) at the Tiger's Nest Monastery

Tim (our tour guide) at the Tiger’s Nest Monastery

A Bhutanese man praying at the memorial stupa

A Bhutanese man praying at the memorial stupa

A cow at the local farm house

A cow at the local farm house

Cat at the farm house

Cat at the farm house

An archer - archery is Bhutan's national sports

An archer – archery is a national sport

A kid in the Spider Man suite

A kid in the Spider Man suite

Bhutanese police at Tashichho Dzong

Bhutanese police at Tashichho Dzong

A monk and prayer flags

A monk and prayer flags

A woman selling local rice at the Thimphu central market

A woman selling local rice at the Thimphu central market

A man chanting mantra at a local nunnery

A man chanting mantra at a local nunnery

A man chanting mantra at a local nunnery

A man chanting mantra at a local nunnery

A girl at a local souvenir shop

A girl at a local souvenir shop

Takin - Bhutan's national animal

Takin – Bhutan’s national animal

A Bhutanese women in Kira, selling home made cheese and butter

A Bhutanese women in Kira, selling home made cheese and butter

Monks at Dzong

Monks at Dzong

A handmade basket seller at Thimphu central market

A handmade basket seller at Thimphu central market

A dog at a temple

A dog at a temple

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Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

14 Comments

  1. Bhutan is always in my list to do, but for now seems like i have to satisfy myself by enjoying your stories about it first 🙂

  2. Stephen says:

    Beautiful portraits! Loved them.

  3. Angela says:

    I love these pictures. The first one is my favorite! 🙂

  4. Wow, I looooove your photos! That mini Spiderman is particularly sweet though!

  5. apol says:

    lovely photos!! neomu jowaseyo 🙂

  6. Eye & Pen says:

    Really great photos 🙂 <3

  7. Frank says:

    Hi Juno,
    Great photos, I especially love the one of the kid in the Spiderman outfit and the Takin (what IS that? Looks like an inbred water buffalo). But they’re all fantastic.
    Thanks for having followed me on twitter!
    Frank (bbqboy)

  8. Nice shots, numbers 3 & 5 especially. i really wanna go to Bhutan!

  9. Julio Moreno says:

    I like the one of the police man that doesn’t look like he was ready for a photo.
    Is it true that you have to apply to the Bhutanese embassy in India to get into Bhutan. I have found it hard to get any good information on how to actually GO to Bhutan.

  10. These are all wonderful! It’s hard to choose a favourite!

  11. sanchezmark says:

    Hello Guys, Wow, I love your photos! That mini Spiderman is particulary sweet thought!

  12. Loved all of your photos.
    We just got back after spending 26 days there and we had such an amazing time.
    It’s great to see more people are heading there.

  13. Wow, all the pics are so amazing…
    And how have you gotten to Bhutan?

  14. MACH says:

    Great photos. Almost every single one is smiling. Great scenery and background too! Thanks for sharing.

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