Stock Photography Lightboxes by Heather Farish

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Annapurna trekking

Many people visit Nepal to go trekking with the Annapurna region being one of the most popular regions for this. Depending on the time of year, it can be a great opportunity to see Himalayan flowers in bloom and the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna range while also having the chance to interact with and learn from the local Nepali people.

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Around the Kathmandu Valley rim

Most visitors to Nepal begin and end their journey in Kathmandu, however few make it to the many scenic places around the Kathmandu Valley rim. These places include Balthali, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel, Nargakot and Shivapuri National Park. Besides national parks, there are monasteries, mountains, villages and the opportunity to see everyday life in rural Nepal.

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Asian food

Asia is a vast continent and its range of food is vast; from curries to sushi, from spring rolls to dal bhat to momos. Here is a sample.

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Australian National Parks

Australia has many national parks throughout the country. These cover areas as diverse as deserts, rocky gorges, forests, rivers and the coast. Here is a sample of a few.

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Australian wildflowers

Australia is a vast continent with a great variation in climatic conditions. This results in a plethora of colourful and varied wildflowers including banksia, bottlebrush, grevillea, daisies and many, many others in all colours of the rainbow.

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Bhaktapur, the old city

Bhaktapur is one of the old cities in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site full of Newari architecture including temples, houses and palaces adorned with carved wood and stone. Renowned for its pottery, it is also known for its yoghurt, which is sold in clay bowls.

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Bhutan highlights

Bhutan is very different to the other countries of south Asia with its low population density, tree-clad mountains and a traditional lifestyle that has been maintained by the country's rulers. Today cell phones and the internet may have arrived but still people wear the traditional gho and farm traditional crops. The country's focus on the environment and gross national happiness is evident where-ever you travel in Bhutan.

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Cultures around the world

What are cultures? Cultures are the way of life of different ethnic groups or nationalities. Facets can include food, dress, traditional behaviours or rituals, religion and beliefs, language and societal structures. Travel gives one the opportunity the experience and learn about different cultures, however living in countries other than one's own as I do, gives the opportunity for deeper immersion and a greater empathy and understanding. These photographs try to convey that.

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Dogon Country, Mali

Visiting the Dogon country in Mali is taking a step back in time as is shown when visiting the "foxman", who solves people's problems using sticks and stones in an earthen square. Occurring at the end of 3 days spent walking through the Dogon villages, located at the rugged foot of the Bandiagara Escarpment, or falaise, in central Mali, it showed the importance of tradition for this group of people today. The Dogon traditionally have complex symbolism, often linked to their religio

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Doors of Morocco

Distinctive architecture is one of the features of Morocco with the door being an integral part of this. Doors come in all colours and all shapes and are mostly made out of wood or metal. They provide not only the entrance to, but also the first impression of the villas, palaces, mosques, courtyards and houses that they adorn.

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Garden flowers

Flowers grown in gardens are usually brightly coloured, often multi-coloured and with large blooms. Many are annuals but some live on for year after year. It doesn't matter where in the world you go, the same flowers keep reappearing - from Australia to Romania, Fiji to Hong Kong to Morocco.

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High Atlas Mountains in Morocco

The High Atlas Mountains are home to the Berbers, the traditional inhabitants, with a lifestyle that still has many features from centuries ago:- earthen houses, groves of walnuts, irrigation channels that are fed from melting snow, using mules to transport goods and tracks that meander around the mountainsides. Not only is it an opportunity to experience a fascinating history but also to see how the 21st century is impacting both on it and the natural environment on which it is built.

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Highlights of Rome

Rome is a city that brings history alive. It is full of ancient structures such as the Colosseum, those at the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain and Castel Sant'Angelo. Then there is the Vatican and so much more!

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Hot air ballooning in Cappodocia

A hot air balloon flight is one of the attractions in Cappodocia. The balloon flies not only over the town of Goreme but also over and among the fairy chimneys and other rock formations.

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Istanbul Photographs

With Istanbul bridging Asia and Europe it is a cosmopolitan mix where East meets west. It is full historic monuments, striking architecture,

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Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is not only the stepping off point for treks in the Himalayas but also worthy of a visit in its own right. The city itself and surrounds are full of world-heritage listed sites with ancient temples; traditional architecture and a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist religious relics.

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Magical Marrakesh

Marrakesh or Marrakech, is a historic city going back centuries as a trading centre for camel trains of the Sahara, the Berbers of the nearby Atlas mountains and the traders of the Middle East. Today, the old medina, or souk, remains a bustling place of trade for tourists and locals alike while many of the traditional riad houses have been turned into B&B-like accommodation for tourists. The red city can overload the senses so beware!

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Moroccan food

A fascinating mixture of spices, use of traditional cooking techniques such as tagines and the mixture of savoury and sweet have made Moroccan food not only a taste sensation in Morocco but it has spread throughout the world. Couscous, tagine and the enigmatic pastilla remain highlights of any visit to Morocco.

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Natural disasters in Nepal

Being located in a geologically young area where the Indian and Eurasian plates collide and continue to move contributes to many natural disasters. The resulting Himalayas continue to grow with other contributing factors being a monsoon climate and indiscriminate building of roads and dwellings. This results in regular landslides, floods and earthquakes with the April 25th, 2015 Gorkha earthquake being the biggest of these in recent times.

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Painted monasteries of Bucovina

In north eastern Romania are the painted monasteries of Bucovina, close to in Suceava. The outside walls of these monasteries are adorned with 15th and 16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, and heaven and hell. Because of this unique Byzantine art, seven of these monasteries or churches are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

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People of Myanmar

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Photographs of Elephants

Elephants are one of the largest mammals and are native to both Asia and Africa. African elephants have larger ears than Asian elephants while they have also have concave backs unlike Asian elephants. Elephants have been traditionally used as working animals in Asia.

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Photographs of the Himalayas

The Himalayas are home to the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest, although this magnificent range includes many more peaks that are almost as tall. These mountains provide spectacular views either as a backdrop to the traditional villages or as a spectacle on their own. Here are a few as seen in Nepal.

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Photos of camels

These are photos of camels taken throughout the world - at work, at rest, up close and in their natural environment - the desert. It includes the people for whom camels are a major part of their life.

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Photos of Morocco

These photographs give an overview of Morocco: its culture, its attractions, its people and what makes it such a unique place to visit.The color of Morocco is what makes it such an attractive destination for tourists, and hence for travel sections in newspapers and magazines.

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Photos of Patan Durbar Square in Nepal

Patan or locally called Lalitpur, one of the old-cities of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO world heritage listed site. In the narrow alleys are traditional Newari houses interspersed in Hindu shrines that are still used today. The focus is Patan Durbar square, a conglomeration of temples of both Hindu and Buddhist origins. Traditional life continues in and around this traditional architecture.

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Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Punakha Dzong is one of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan. Dzongs are a fortress-like structure with towering walls that slope inwards. They serve both as a monastery and an administrative centre.

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Religion in Kathmandu

Most of the people in Kathmandu follow the HIndu religion but there are also many Buddhists. These religions dominate there everyday life from the leaving of offerings at statues and temples each morning to the twining of prayers wheels or beads as people walk. Strangely, because the long time spent living in close proximity and the ready acceptance of each other and their religions, the HIndu and Buddhist religions have started to overlap. There are also other religions in Kathmandu.

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Sunrise and sunset photos

Sunrise and sunset are ideal times for taking photographs as the sinking sun provides soft light that makes objects glow. It is also a time for photographs of objects silhouetted against a colourful sky.

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Temples of Myanmar

Being a predominantly Buddhist country, Myanmar has temples scattered throughout. Even though there are temples in most cities, towns and villages, the greatest concentration is on the Plain of Bagan. By the end of the 1200s, the Plain of Bagan in Burma contained 4446 temples having been built over 230 years. Earthquakes, floods and thieves have left about 2200 temples and pagodas today.

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Tigers Nest monastery in Bhutan

Tiger's Nest Monastery or Taktshang Goemba, or Paro Taktsang, is one of the symbols of Bhutan. Located in the Paro Valley, not far from the international airport, was originally built in 1692 but has had to be rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in 1998. This Himalayan Buddhist temple complex involves a trek up the mountainside to reach it, although part of the trek can be made on horseback if so desired .

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Travelling Australia's Outback

Australia – the Outback, the Red Centre, the Never Never, beyond the Black Stump – descriptions of a remote, wild country outside the big cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. A journey from Darwin to Adelaide gives travellers the opportunity to experience Australia’s heart first hand, where the spinifex dotted red earth dominates. Here are some photographs of some of the highlights along the way.

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Trekking the Khumbu

The Khumbu region of Nepal is one of the countries most popular trekking regions with treks such as Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley being the highlights. Most people fly into Lukla and then pass through Namche Bazaar before branching off to other destinations. High in the Himalayas, there are stunning mountain vistas, often including Mt Everest, traditional Sherpa villages and many friendly people.

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Wildlife of Chitwan

Chitwan is the best known wildlife national park in Nepal. Located in the Terrai, south of the mountains and close to the India border, the park is home to the Asian rhinoceros, deer, tigers, elephants and a plethora of birds. Exploring the park can be done on elephant back, in a canoe, by foot or in a jeep.

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Zellij (Tiled Mosaics)

Zellij is the use of hand-cut tiles to produce complex geometric mosaics.It is based on symmetry, tessellations and repetitive geometric patterns. Zellij appeared in Morocco in the 10th century, gaining popularity in the Merinid dynasty. Today it is used to decorate fountains, walls, stairs and floors. With the increase in traditionally decorated riads, there is today a thriving industry in zellij.

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