The Lamps of Buddha by Alex Metcalfe

The Lanterns of Buddha

Colourful lotus lanterns adorn the streets and temples of Seoul, South Korea in celebration of the Buddha's Birthday, known as "Bucheonim osin nai"- the day when the Buddha came. 

On the day many temples provide free meals to all visitors. The breakfast and lunch provided are often sanchea bibimbap; a bowl of warm rice and gochujang (chili pepper paste).

Seoul, South Korea. 2012

Here be Dragons. The Terrible Lizards of Komodo. by Alex Metcalfe

"Here be Dragons."

A Komodo dragon basks in the sun whilst tasting the air outside the camp kitchens on the island of Rinca, Indonesia. It must be dinner time soon?

The Indonesian tourist board in Labuan Bajo insist that the dragons are not fed, but the half dozen I counted lazily lounging around the camp suggested otherwise.

Rinca & Komodo National Park, Indonesia. 2015