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Beautiful children on a remote island on the Mekong River in Cambodia

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Small hut on remote island on the Mekong River.

Small hut on remote island on the Mekong River.

You never know where your next decent photo will come from.  While on a recent trip by boat up the Mekong from Cambodia to Laos, we passed this small hut on a remote island.  This part of the island was beautiful with crystal clear water and a beach of sorts.  Really didn’t it give it much mind as we were heading up the river to see a series of waterfalls that are hardly visited.

On the way back down the river, we were so dehydrated and exhausted by our visit to the falls that we decided to stop for  drinks and a bit to eat.  The hut was run by a young couple with three small chidren.  It really wasn’t much but it was shady and the ice-cold drinks hit the spot.  The kids were so photogenic that between big gulps of water and soda, I shoot off a few photos.  They acted like they had never seen a camera before so I spent some time shooting and then showing the photos to the kids.  This interaction became of source of  fun for them and me.  As it should be.

All photos were taken using either  a Nikon D700 with a Nikkor AFS 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens or a Nikon D300s with a Nikkor AFS 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Mom was tending the vegetables.

Mom was tending the vegetables.

Serene and quiet.

Serene smile.

Beautiful little girl.

Beautiful little girl.

Big brother.

Big brother.




Written by leolaksi

April 25, 2010 at 7:59 pm

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  1. amazing. I hope to go there one day!



    April 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    • The Mekong River basin is a wonderfully diverse destination.


      April 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

  2. Wonderful blog. South East Asia is a magical part of the world. Your images bring back many memories.
    Cheers Adrian Wayte


    May 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    • Thanks Adrian. Cheers, Leo


      May 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

  3. Those pictures are stunning! What kind of camera do you have?


    May 20, 2010 at 10:32 am

    • Thanks. On that trip I used either a Nikon D700 or D300S.


      May 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm

  4. Really nice pictures. Looks like a glorious place to stop of a drink and bite to eat!

    Migration Mark

    May 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    • that location was a bit remote. however it was well worth the visit.


      May 30, 2010 at 8:29 pm

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