This Week in Photos

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Greenery reclaims the 800 year old corridors of remote Beng Mealea, a highlight of the Angkor complex and the last temple we visited in Cambodia…

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…Will explores Beng Mealea…

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A young girl watches a multicoloured melange of fishing vessels off the coasts of Mui Ne.

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…as another woman navigates the same fleet in a basket.

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While hiking the hills around Mui Ne we stumbled across a band of army recruits on a picnic, drinking homebrewed jungle juice and frying up some just-caught frogs on their makeshift barbecue. We were invited to try.

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A monk in orange. He was sitting on a bench that, incidentally, was marked “Calgary, Canada”.

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My mum and I. Photo credit Will van Engen.

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Sighted on the streets of Saigon…

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…a backalley sign, sliced in half by a newer building, marking a French colonial-era hospital…

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…the driver of a moto — motorcycle taxi — sleeps between customers.

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Farms in the hills around Dalat, an agricultural hotbed in the cool Vietnamese highlands.

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Elephants.

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Elephant secrets.

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Tools of capitivity.

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Pitting live crickets against each other in a duel to the death.

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Will sandsurfs at Mui Ne. We spent the better part of a morning riding the dunes and honing our skills.

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A kid — one of a troupe that adopted us at the dunes — demonstrates the “stomach down” technique.

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Swimming with the Nikon during a storm. I had a scare when the camera’s image review functionality seized up after taking on a little too much water but luckily it dried back to normal.

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Austin Andrews is a Vancouver-based photojournalist and occasional filmmaker with a penchant for finding the fantastic in the everyday. Contact him at austin [at] disposablewords [dot] net

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