Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story (Part 2)

IMG_3108Again, Hanoi, this time in the park, about 6 different species of monkey in cages in the rain. There were signs up telling us not to feed the animals, there were scatterings of food across the floor and none of the animals looked like they should be there or wanted to be.

I took a lot of pictures of this male, ass his expression said it all for me. He didn’t interact with the Vietnamese couple offering food, as the others did. He simply ignored all of us, staring off into space.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story


I’m not sure this shows an entire story, but as soon as I saw this woman in Hanoi, I wanted to take a picture of her, but without drawing attention to myself. I had to stand across the road and use the zoom, because I wanted to know her story.

Who is she? Why does she look so sad? Is it grief? Despair? Desperation? I will never know but I will always wonder.


Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move (Part 2)

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move (Part 2)

My bus drive brought me to this magnificent site – Franz Joseph Glacier, on the west coast of the South Island.

The Glacier itself is constantly on the move, slowly edging down the valley, carving out more structure as it goes, carried by the weight of ice and snow that pile up on the top and by the force of Gravity.

At the moment, however, the Glacier is receding, which means it is melting at a faster rate than the ice is being created. In 2008 the Franz Joseph Glacier reached down to the bottom third of this photo, but global warming has seen its melt rate increase in the last 6 years.

The melt water runs down the oceans, increasing the sea level. If the sea level rises many, if not most, island nations will be affected, leading to whole communities and countries being ‘on the move’ to find safe homes.