Travel Photographer Matt Considine

Welcome to my website, I hope you enjoy my photography and stories from around the world.

Using my photography I aim to capture timeless images that illuminate the diversity of cultures and people of our world. My aim is to obtain images that respect human dignity and celebrate existence.

In addition I want to raise the awareness of some of the most amazing places and wildlife that exist in the natural world. I hope that when you see my images you will be inspired to visit these places. I want to illustrate why it is worth conserving these places and the plant and animal life they support.

To achieve these aims my travel photography encompasses images of people and their cultures as well as images of wildlife and landscape photography.

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Galleries by Matt Considine Travel Photographer

Palau - Micronesia

Looking down into the lake with the sun streaming past me from above created this interesting shadow effect. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Manta and two remora fish swoop past in front of sunball - Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Sun burst through jellyfish from deep below the surface. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A stingless jellyfish suspended in space. The surrounding trees are visible through the water. The stingless jellyfish evolved over millions of years inside the protected lake. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tropical beach scene with palm trees and crystal clear water, Palua Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The sea anemone looks like a beautiful translucent plant. It is actually a predatory animal which catches food using stinging capsules in its tentacles - Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Male and female Mandarin fish mating in open water above the coral. It is quite difficult to capture the fast moving Mandarin fish, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Blue Holes is one of the best dives in Palau. The light creates a cathedral like atmosphere, giving the diver a sense of vast the volume of the cave Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Red coral fronds reaching for the light on sheer wall, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Looking out from the back of Blue Holes into the deep blue open sea. The shafts of light are from the holes in the top of the cavern that give Blue Holes its name, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The tropical storm is a spectacle underlined by the bright aqua blue of the shallow tropical water, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This jellyfish is a different variety to the non-stinging jellies in Palau Micronesia. This one \hunts\" outside of the enclosed lake systems. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Two Clark's Anemonefish taking refuge amongst the tentacles of an anemone, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Looking down into the lake with the sun streaming past me from above created this interesting shadow effect, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Manta and two remora fish swoop past in front of sunball - Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The sea anemone looks like a beautiful translucent plant. It is actually a predatory animal which catches food using stinging capsules in its tentacles - Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Diver leaving Blue Holes through an eye in the wall of the cave. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Luxuriously colored tentacles envelop a Clark's Anemone fish. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A stingless jellyfish suspended in space. The surrounding trees are visible through the water. The stingless jellyfish evolved over millions of years inside the protected lake. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Red coral fronds reaching for the light on sheer wall. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tropical beach scene with palm trees and crystal clear water. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Male and female Mandarin fish mating in open water above the coral. It is quite difficult to capture the fast moving Mandarin fish. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Manta and two remora fish swoop past in front of sunball - Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Looking down into the lake with the sun streaming past me from above created this interesting shadow effect. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Just one is different in this abstract macro world of anemone tentacles. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This image is an abstract impressionist interpretation of the open mouthed school of fish. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Male and female Manadarin fish move out of the coral ready to start the mating dance. The male is the small one. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Puffer fish with an amazing stripe pattern. The puffer fish is poisonous but is sometimes prepared as soup or sashimi (fugu) by specially trained chefs in Japan and Korea. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Sun burst through jellyfish from deep below the surface. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Feather Star (crinoid) with a yellow heart and delicate amber tipped black fern-like tendrils against a blue that you only find in the clearest water. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This close up (macro) image of coral polyps shows the complex terrain of the living coral, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The sea anemone looks like a beautiful translucent plant. It is actually a predatory animal which catches food using stinging capsules in its tentacles - Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The translucent nature of the sea anemone tentacles look like an alien world, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The translucent nature of the sea anemone tentacles look like an alien world, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A Pink Anemonefish, immune to the stinging tentacles of the sea anemone, takes refuge from predators. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
School of chevron barracuda Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The amazingly clear water of Palau gives the water a vast range of blues. A school of black snapper swims by, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Blue Holes is one of the best dives in Palau. The light creates a cathedral like atmosphere, giving the diver a sense of vast the volume of the cave Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Diver leaving Blue Holes through an eye in the wall of the cave, Palau Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
It is possible to get quite close to these brightly colored blue striped snapper, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Looking up at two of the entrance holes in the top of the Blue Holes cave system. The divers' bubble bursts march across the face of the cave Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Soft coral resembling an oversized cauliflower, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Luxuriously colored tentacles envelop a Clark's Anemone fish. Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Clark's Anemonefish taking refuge in the tentacles of a purple anemone Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Clark's Anemonefish hiding amongst purple tentacles, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Coral Forest, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Close up of hard coral terrain, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Close up macro of hard coral terrain, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Large fragile coral structure on the wreck of the Japanese ship the Iro, sunk during WWII. Some experts believe this wreck is actually the Sata, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Coral branch with Moorish Idol, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A stingless jellyfish suspended in space. The surrounding trees are visible through the water. The stingless jellyfish evolved over millions of years inside the protected lake, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Red coral fronds reaching for the light on sheer wall, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tropical beach scene with palm trees and crystal clear water, Palua Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Looking out from the back of Blue Holes into the deep blue open sea. The shafts of light are from the holes in the top of the cavern that give Blue Holes its name, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The water is so clear that the dive boat appears to be anchored in space, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Diver suspended in the crystal clear water, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The tropical storm is a spectacle underlined by the bright aqua blue of the shallow tropical water, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Divers using the mooring line of a buoy marking the wreck of the Iro, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Silas tunnel in Palau has a long section where at one point there is very little light, as you move through the tunnel, the exit becomes visible and appears to radiate a deep blue, typical of the clear waters around Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A delicate hard coral branch extends from the wall, as the divers disappear into the distance, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Driftwood on tropical beach in Palau, with a typical rock island, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The divers' bubbles coming up through the hole in the top of the cave reflect the sunlight, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Leaving the aptly named Temple of Doom, with divers in Blue Holes. Even a few feet from the entrance and exit, there is no light or means of orientation. Even with plenty of artificial light and air, it is easy to see why divers have died here, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
It is quite difficult to get a shot of the tiny female Mandarin fish with dorsal fin fully extended as they dart in and out of the coral, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Normally difficult to get close to, these Jacks were happy to stream past when a shark was circling nearby. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Fabulous but very delicate fan coral on wall. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
These sharks cruise back and forth on the current in front of you. They can sometimes get quite close. Though generally not dangerous to divers in groups, it is wise to always face them, though this is not always possible, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
These sharks are generally not dangerous but have been known to attack in open water, when in a feeding frenzy or when cornered, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A stocky grey reef shark cruises up and down the current like a jet fighter. Occasionally a shark will swoop past just a few feet away and sometimes surprise a divers by coming in from behind, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The crystal clear waters of Palau create a deep range of blues that contrast nicely with the warm colors of the coral, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Looking up it is possible to see the blue of the sky through the interconnected branches of the coral, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Sunburst behind fragile fan coral, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The stingless jellyfish of Palau swarm towards the sun in Jellyfish Lake, Palau Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This jellyfish is a different variety to the non-stinging jellies in Palau Micronesia. This one \hunts\" outside of the enclosed lake systems. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Reflection of Gar fish inside a cave, Palau Micronesia Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer

Varanasi - India

A pilgrim watches life along the holy river Ganges, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The devout hold the Ganges and the water of the Ganges in great reverence. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Fisherman drags in his net in the dawn light. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Fisherman drags in his net in the dawn light. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A pilgrim watches life along the holy river Ganges, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old man holding walking stick and a black dog behind him on a ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
It is wonderful to wander deep into the dark backstreets of Varanasi and to discover these dimly lit stalls, emerging like beacons from night. I could imagine that these stalls may have well been carrying on the same business wilh only minor changes for thousands of years. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Wet clothes dyed in bright colors are spread out on the ground to dry after being washed in the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The wallahs wash and beat the clothes on the banks of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ageless boats and inscrutable ferry men carry people up and down the Ganges as they have done for thousands of years, Varanasi India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Fisherman drags in his net in the dawn light. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old man holding walking stick and a black dog behind him on a ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The strong contrast enhances the intense concentration evident in this ageless composition of life on the ghats of Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Many people in India carry on much of their normal life outside. At night there is very little light and as you walk around people suddenly emerge out of the darkness as they live out quiet scenes like this one. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A pilgrim watches life along the holy river Ganges, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The devout hold the Ganges and the water of the Ganges in great reverence. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The water of the Ganges is considered sacred and is believed by the devout to be a god. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Boats packed with early morning pilgrims make their way through the mist and smoke along the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The early morning light illuminates the calm waters of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A splash of color amid the deep darkness of the backstreets of Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Woman buying food from a street shop where shopkeeper is cooking. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Dawn light filtered through smoke and mist gradually illuminates the ancient spires on the banks of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Shoppers and Vendors in the street market of Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A washerman (dhobi wallah) washing clothes on the bank of River Ganga in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
It is wonderful to wander deep into the dark backstreets of Varanasi and to discover these dimly lit stalls, emerging like beacons from night. I could imagine that these stalls may have well been carrying on the same business wilh only minor changes for thousands of years. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ferry boats and their reflection in the dark waters of a quiet Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A few boats moored on ghats waiting for tourists while another boatman takes pilgrims on a tour of Ganges River on a misty morning. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Boy in workshop in the Muslim Quarter designing a pattern for weaving. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
On the sandy banks opposite the burning funerary ghats, children play while families stroll and talk. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A single shot taken from the smoke blackened balcony above the burning ghat where hundred of bodies are cremated every day. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Chai wallah preparing tea for customers at his small shop in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Wet clothes dyed in bright colors are spread out on the ground to dry after being washed in the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Cow dung drying on a wall to be used as a fuel for cooking. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The wallahs wash and beat the clothes on the banks of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The wallahs wash and beat the clothes on the banks of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The wallahs wash and beat the clothes on the banks of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Wet shiny fabrics dyed in bright colours are spread out on the ground to dry along the banks of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Man airing orange robes after a ritual dip in the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A chef hard at work in the backstreets of Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tourists enjoying a boat ride and feeding a flock of birds in misty morning on the river Ganga in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ageless boats and inscrutable ferry men carry people up and down the Ganges as they have done for thousands of years, Varanasi India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Fisherman drags in his net in the dawn light. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Holy offerings of flowers with diyas float on the surface of the river Ganga. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Kite flying is extremely popular. In this one small area, many kites can be seen against the orange sky. On this afternoon there were thousands of kites flying over Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Scene of boatman with pilgrims heading for river trip while laundryman is drying clothes on the bank of river Ganga in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Boats moored on the bank of river, waiting for tourists. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The marigolds are a flash of color amid the grim smokey business of cremation that continues day and night on the ghats in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Colorful glass beads arranged in boxes and displayed for sale on the ghats in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Man hanging out the washing with the wallahs working on the banks of the Ganges in the background. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Shaving the head on visiting the Ganges is thought to bring spiritual purification. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
During the day hundreds of kites can be seen flying over Varanasi. At night the kite seller minds his stall in the semi darkness fixing and making kites ready for sale. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Craftsman weaving fabric on loom in the Muslim Quarter of Varanasi in India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old man holding walking stick and a black dog behind him on a ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The strong contrast enhances the intense concentration evident in this ageless composition of life on the ghats of Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Barber shaving beard of old man on the ghats of River Ganges in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Many people in India carry on much of their normal life outside. At night there is very little light and as you walk around people suddenly emerge out of the darkness as they live out quiet scenes like this one. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A pilgrim watches life along the holy river Ganges, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Man emerging from his daily dip in the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The devout hold the Ganges and the water of the Ganges in great reverence. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The water of the Ganges is considered sacred and is believed by the devout to be a god. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Boats packed with early morning pilgrims make their way through the mist and smoke along the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Umbrellas mark out the places where senior religious leaders perform public puja (prayer). (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Umbrellas mark out the places where senior religious leaders perform public puja (prayer). (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The early morning light illuminates the calm waters of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Wish fulfilling divine tree growing on wall in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ascetic with tilak on his forehead is sitting on the bank of River Ganga in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A splash of color amid the deep darkness of the backstreets of Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Barber shaving beard of old man on the ghats of River Ganges in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Cook rolling out dough to make chapattis - a kind of whole wheat flat bread. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Woman buying food from a street shop where shopkeeper is cooking. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Dawn light filtered through smoke and mist gradually illuminates the ancient spires on the banks of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
India has some of the most famous teas in the world. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Laundryman drying clothes on the bank of River Ganga in Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The urns are used to collect the unburnt remains of people cremated on the banks of the Ganges. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
There is something timeless about this turbaned vegetable vendor in the backstreets of Varanasi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A woman walks past white sheets drying in the sun. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Over 500 bodies are burnt every day on the ghats, requiring many tons of wood. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
After taking holy bath in river Ganges, pilgrims are drying their clothes on the ghats. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Man exercising on the ghats on River Ganga. He is practicing baddha padmasana posture of yoga, sitting with legs crossed, hands behind back and bending forward to touch knees. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A colorful group of women queue to see the old palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)

Yap - Micronesia

There is something magical about sea horses, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The translucent tentacles of a sea anemone are from the alien world of underwater macro, Yap Micronesia.(Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
It was amazing to watch the feet of this sea slug feeling its way along the reef in Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ancient stone paths like this connect all the villages in Yap, Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Boy Climbs Betel Palm, Yap Micronesia(Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Boy in Traditional Dance, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Traditional dances are a central part of the Yap culture. The decorations for the dance make imaginative use of natural materials to excellent effect, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The clear blue water around Yap promotes healthy coral growth. This large brain coral is particularly beautiful, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Brain coral,Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Convolutions of Brain Coral, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Brain Coral, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Broken coral is collected and cooked to create lime that is chewed with betel nut to amplify the effect. Betel is chewed partly for cultural reasons (like smoking) but it also acts as a mild stimulant and appetite suppressant, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Traditional hand carved canoe, Yap. The fork or V shape at the bow of the boat is used to point at a star as an aid to navigation between the far flung islands. Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ceremonial House and Stone Money, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Chief Chewing Betel, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Village Chief explaining dance culture in Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Local village chief outside a traditional men's house in Yap. Men and women sometimes gather in their own separate communal housing during the day. The traditional house is a key instrument to the passing of skills and culture from one generation to another. The men and young boys gather here and fishing and building skills are learned and discussed, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Chief preparing betel, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Christmas Tree Like Tube Worm, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Clark's Anemone Fish, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Cockpit of Old Plane, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Coral Ball, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Coral garden, including a variety of soft leather and cauliflower corals, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Brain coral and other colorful corals flourish in the clear blue waters around Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Coral Landscape, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Coral Polyps, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Damaged Anti Aircraft Gun from WWII, Yap Micronesia(Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Diver above large anemone, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
One of the best dives on Yap is the Canyons. It is a quiet dive with little current, and has a labyrinth of canyons and swim throughs that are a joy to explore - Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Dolphins on custom men's house, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Elder matriarch helping a young girl prepare for a traditional dance. These interactions are one way in which the cultural traditions are passed from one generation to another. Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A filter feeder soft coral, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Large anti-aircraft gun from World War II, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Hard coral, abstract macro - Yap Micronesia - (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Huge soft leather coral in Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Japanese Zero Wreck, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Large anemone look like hair waving and swirling in the current, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Leaf fish camouflaged, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Light and shadow on the inside of hand carved canoe. I talked to some Yap men who sailed these hand carved canoes over many hundreds of miles using only the stars and the angle of waves. Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This local village chief is over 70 years old and is still fit and active. He does not drink or smoke, but chews betel as is traditional on the island, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Local House with Family Stone Money Outside, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Long Nosed Butterfly Fish, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Female Mandarin Fish, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Manta Rays swoop past feeding on plankton in the water. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The men's house is an amazing construction, no nails are used and only locally available materials go into the creation of cool place to gather and shelter from tropical sun. Local hand made twine and ropes of different thicknesses are used to bind everything together in a flexible and strong structure that is able to withstand high winds. Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Each piece of stone money has a name and a story. Some stone money is more valuable than others, depending on the difficulties, heroism and lives lost obtaining and transporting the money, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Mother and daughter taking an ancient traditional stone path through the forest to the village house. Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Nudibranch moving slowly along the reef, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This green polka dotted nudibranch is an unusually colorful creature, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old Traditional Path Between Palms, Yap Micronesia(Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old WWII Japanese School, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Pair of Clown Fish with baby clown fish in Anemone, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Coconut Palm, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Red Coral, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Regal Angel Fish, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Sea Fan (Crinoid) filter feeding in the current - Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Crinoid (Sea Fan) filter feeding in the clear waters around Yap, Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Crinoid (Sea Fan) feeding in the current, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Golden Sea Fan Crinoid, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Abundant Sea Life, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Sea Slug feet feeling their way over a red coral, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Soft Coral Anemone moves back and forward in the current like mermaid hair, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Delicate soft coral filter feeders, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Just like a wave of hands of the crowd at a game of football, the soft coral waves back and forth in the current, filter feeding on micro organisms, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A wall of hard and soft corals with a sea fan (crinoid) filter feeding, Yap (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Coconuts seen through hole in middle of stone money, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Looking up at some Yap stone money and the coconut palms against a bright blue sky, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Stone Money Road, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Reef fish swarming in amazing blue water, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Thatched roof abstract, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Two old East India Company cannons on the bow of The Mnuw, a 170ft (55m) Phinisi schooner from Indonesia set up as a restaurant and bars. The Mnuw is moored just off the Manta Ray Bay Resort, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The Mnuw is a 170ft (55m) Phinisi schooner from Indonesia set up as a restaurant and bars. The Mnuw is moored just off the Manta Ray Bay Resort, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Thumb Splitter (Mantis Shrimp) a strange creature that uses its claws to create a pressure wave that shocks its prey but is also powerful enough to split your finger or break glass if you get too close, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Young man leading the other dancers in a dramatic dance. The traditional dance costume makes imaginative use of local materials, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
All age groups, including the very young, participate and enjoy traditional dance, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Talented traditional dancers form a konga line in front of stone money in Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Trochus shells decorate the wall of a traditional Men's House in Yap. Men and women can gather in their own separate communal housing during the day. The traditional house is actually far more than a place to gather, the building and maintenance and use of the house is integral to the passing on of skills and culture from one generation to another, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tropical beach scene with a line of coconut palms. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Very Large Stone Money, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Young Child in Traditional Dress, Yap Micronesia (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The traditional dances in Yap have no schedule and occur only when the people themselves decide to have a dance. The Yap dancers are the most skilled and authentic Pacific dancers I have seen. The dancers include people of all ages, and everyone has a lot of fun, Yap Micronesia. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)

Rajasthan - India

A luxurious relaxing gazebo at the Oberoi Udaivilas, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A luxurious relaxing gazebo at the Oberoi Udaivilas, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Wonderful contrast between the reflection of the ocher colored pavilion and the bright blue of the Indian sky. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)

The hay carried by these women contrasts beautifully with the bright blue Indian sky. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This Christian angel seemed strangely out of place in an old Indian Palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The City Palace which is still occupied by the Maharajah overlooks Lake Pichola and the Taj Lake Palace. The architecture is a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The Monsoon Palace can also be seen on the top of the hill. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Exterior view of majestic Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel embellished with decorative domes and turrets. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A luxurious relaxing gazebo at the Oberoi Udaivilas, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Early morning light illuminates a lake temple with lilies floating in the foreground. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
In the early morning light this lovely lake temple seems to be floating in the clouds. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A tranquil lake setting with a temple and lilies in the foreground. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Lovely reflection of the Taj Lake Palace lights in the waters of Lake Pichola at twilight. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Fit and cheerful village people outside their house in the Rajasthani countryside. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Wonderful contrast between the reflection of the ocher colored pavilion and the bright blue of the Indian sky. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A fantastic restaurant to wile away an afternoon with a perfect view of the City Palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The silhouette of the Maharaja's City Palace at dawn. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Two women carrying hay and water in rural Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The hay carried by these women contrasts beautifully with the bright blue Indian sky. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia
A friendly religious man greets me in Udaipur. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This Christian angel seemed strangely out of place in an old Indian Palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Boys playing cricket in front of ancient fort. Cricket is one of the most popular games in India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Camel shepherds in the Rajasthani countryside. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Cheeky school kids trying to get in the photo in rural India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Exterior view of The City Palace, with Royal Barge in the foreground on Lake Pichola. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Exterior view of The City Palace, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The City Palace which is still occupied by the Maharajah overlooks Lake Pichola and the Taj Lake Palace. The architecture is a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Circular salver showing sun-face in gleaming brass, engraved on the wall of City Palace in Udaipur India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Rajasthani women with colorful saris carrying firewood in rural India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Dawn light reflection of marble arcade with carved columns and graceful arches in swimming pool of Taj Lake Palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Women washing clothes on the banks of lake Pichola. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A wonderful example of the beautiful architecture to be seen inside the Oberoi Udaivilas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The Monsoon Palace can also be seen on the top of the hill. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Exterior view of majestic Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel embellished with decorative domes and turrets. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The staff at the Taj Lake Palace are really outstanding. The traditional doorman is a great way to be welcomed on your arrival. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Silhouette of doorman in traditional costume with parasol at the Taj Lake Palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Like something out of Arabian Nights, this amazing flute player played in the morning under a bright blue Indian sky. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Children flying kites from the rooftops in a village in Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Udaivilas Oberoi Hotel with ornamental water fountain with artistically carved flowers in the courtyard. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Detail of artistically decorated fresco depicting the king riding an elephant - in state with his soldiers. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Decorative mural in vivid colors showing horse riders carrying swords. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A decorative mural painted in vivid colors displaying flowers and old Indian scenes of wrestling and battle. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
View of the gardens on the inside of the Taj Lake Palace, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Gazebo with chairs and table overlooking the decorative garden of Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old fresco of tiger hunting in days gone by. Times have changed, and now there are national parks where tigers are protected. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Girl flying kite on roof of her house located near old temple in Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Early morning light illuminates a lake temple with lilies floating in the foreground. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
In the early morning light this lovely lake temple seems to be floating in the clouds. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A tranquil lake setting with a temple and lilies in the foreground. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A great place for a long a luxurious lunch or breakfast. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Lovely reflection of the Taj Lake Palace lights in the waters of Lake Pichola at twilight. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
I met this man on a quiet rural road in Rajasthan, India. He was happy to stop and have his photo taken. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Fit and cheerful village people outside their house in the Rajasthani countryside. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The mirror room was a de rigueur addition to any aspiring palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A peaceful morning scene with the sand colored pavilion and blue sky reflected in the pool. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Wonderful contrast between the reflection of the ocher colored pavilion and the bright blue of the Indian sky. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Musician singing and playing folk music on Ravanahatha (a stringed musical instrument) to earn his livelihood. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The courtyard of a palace with secure elevated central room with moat. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Scenic view of palace domes from the rooftop at dusk in Rajasthan, India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Entrance to a three storied temple that is made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture and has intricate carvings on the pillars with prominent friezes. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This fabulously imaginative pool table is a beautiful feature of this palace in Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Foot prints on the warm sandstone of the poolside room at the Oberoi Udaivilas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A tranquil morning at the beautiful poolside gazebo of the Oberoi Udaivilas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Cheerful sugar vendors in a village in Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A relief in stone of a sturdy female hunter in a palace in Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A fantastic restaurant to wile away an afternoon with a perfect view of the City Palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This friendly Sadhu has a characterful face. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Vaishnava ascetic with tilak on his forehead - two vertical lines, with dot in the center signifies that he is devotee of god Shiva. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Three school girls taking a break outside in rural India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
School girls peacefully protesting a lack of qualified teachers. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The silhouette of the Maharaja's City Palace at dawn. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Scenic view of Udaipur's Lake Pichola at sunrise from a doorway in the Oberoi Udaivilas Palace Hotel. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Panoramic view of Taj Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The famous Taj Lake Palace built with white marble, floating in the middle of Lake Pichola - a blend of serenity and opulence. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Waiting pavilion of the Taj Lake Palace with classic vintage cars parked. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Three-storied temple made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture has intricate carvings on the pillars with prominent friezes. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Women in colorful saris carrying firewood in rural Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This is one of several beautiful and uniquely Indian frescoes in the Oberoi Udaivilas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Young woman moving bricks with donkey. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Children wait patiently while their mother draws water from a nearby pump in rural India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This is the view from the pool outside one of the magnificent pool rooms at the Oberoi Udaivilas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A peaceful morning view over the pool and Lake Pichola from a room in the Oberoi Udaivilas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old palace overlooking town nestled in the Rajasthani hills. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Colorful saris contrast with the stark, dry landscape of rural Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Elephant sculptures and fountains inside the Oberoi Udaivil‚s Hotel. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tiled window in old palace. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Driving along a small country road in rural Rajasthan, I was captivated by the sight of a group of women carrying huge bundles of hay on their heads. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Woman in traditional sari in outback Rajasthan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Rajasthani women in colorful saris carry firewood in rural India. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The hay carried by these women contrasts beautifully with the bright blue Indian sky. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The saris of these women contrast starkly with the parched Rajasthani landscape. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
In countryside India, women in colorful saris often work on road building or maintenance projects. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)

Sri Lanka

The light shining through the wings shows the detailed wing structure of this beautiful white bird. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The rolling hills of tea create a luminous landscape. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
There are no fences and no one to warn you. The elephants suddenly appear, and running faster than a person, move like a massive unstoppable river of living flesh, down to the water. The Sri Lankans along the road close their shops and draw in their awnings in case the barely in control elephants should accidentally smash into them. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Hard working fisherman at the end of a long day. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ancient lovers forever entwined in the ruins of the old city, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Mysterious stone bath in the grounds of the ancient hospital, likely used to immerse patients in medicinal oils. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A rice farmer, hard at work in the tropical heat. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tea pickers dress very neatly and with richly colored saris and jewelry. The stick is used to ensure the tops of the tea plants are picked to the same level. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Picking tea in the clean clear air of the highlands of Sri Lanka. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The seated Buddha withstands the ravages of time to project a calm and contemplative aura. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Asian elephants in Sri Lanka wander freely around some parts of the country with few constraints. These elephants are quite used to humans but are nevertheless still wild and potentially dangerous. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This massive cathedral-like structure was built by a Sri Lankan king almost a thousand years ago. It is unusually large for a Buddhist shrine. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Half way up the face of a sheer cliff the monks painted colorful frescoes of women. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Monks painted angelic women half way up the face of a sheer cliff face fifteen hundred years ago. The overhanging cliff face has protected them from the elements. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The giant feet of the Buddha. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A serene Buddha amongst the ruins of the old city. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This old bull elephant is used to humans but is still half wild and quite dangerous. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This fabulously intricate carving is the motif used in the old city for the entrance step for important buildings.
The fish sell quickly as buyers crowd around. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
View of the clock tower and fort walls, from the point of view of an invader. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The fort clock tower would have been the last line of defense if the fort was ever attacked. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The light shining through the wings shows the detailed wing structure of this beautiful white bird. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
An unusual but interesting temple entrance. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Taking a bow after a great performance of song and dance in front of an appreciative audience. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
An abstract interpretation of a brightly dressed musical troupe singing and dancing along the old Portuguese ramparts. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A mahout and his elphant bathing in an inland lake. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Elephant relief in the ruins of the old city. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
There are no fences and no one to warn you. The elephants suddenly appear, and running faster than a person, move like a massive unstoppable river of living flesh, down to the water. The Sri Lankans along the road close their shops and draw in their awnings in case the barely in control elephants should accidentally smash into them. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Elephants stampede through the middle of the village as they run towards the river for their daily bath. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Elephants grazing amongst palm trees. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Families of elephants cooling off in the river. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Sun, water and elephants. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A tropical tableau of water loving animals. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
An example of the type of fish caught by stick fishermen. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A great variety of fish, fresh off the boats. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A diverse collection of fish fresh off the boats. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Hard working fisherman at the end of a long day. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
These colorful boats go out at night and return early in the morning with their catches. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The interesting and unusual flower of the Cannon Ball Tree. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Local people enjoying the beach. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This beautifully restored hotel is a great place to stay or visit when in Galle. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Hibiscus in a tea plantation with the afternoon light illuminating the petals. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Geoffery Bawa designed the Kandalama resort to blend in harmoniously with the surrounding jungle. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The Geoffery Bawa designed hotel blends into the surrounds perfectly and yet the inside of the hotel is large, modern and luxurious. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This struture in the ancient city has beautiful elephant friezes on its sides and an imposing balustrade topped by lions. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A lighthouse on the ramparts of an old Portuguese fort. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
People stroll along the sea wall most afternoons. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ancient lovers forever entwined in the ruins of the old city, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This man's characterful face caught my eye in the fish market earlier. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Part way up the face of the Sigiriya cliff the verdant fields and mountains of Sri Lanka open up. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Mysterious stone bath in the grounds of the ancient hospital, likely used to immerse patients in medicinal oils. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The wall shows the toll of time. Many of the houses inside the ramparts are hundreds of years old. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old beaten buses ply the roads of Sri Lanka. This one has clearly done some miles. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A dusty old elephant wades into the water. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Colorful outriggers on the sand, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Path used by tea pickers wends its way upwards through the tea plantation. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The unusual texture of this relief and the simple play of light and shadow is eye catching. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tea pickers in a sea of green against an intensely blue sky. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
An old and precarious path on the cliff face of Sigiriya (Lion's rock). (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Old vintage classic Morris Minor car parked on street. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
People gather and walk along these ramparts every afternoon. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Guardian deity adorned with crown of seven flaring hooded cobras. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A rice farmer, hard at work in the tropical heat. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
From this one window you can see bamboo, rice and tea growing. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
View from the top of Sigiriya Rock of the main promenade leading up to the base of the rock. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This seven storied ziggurat built in the 13th century represents the cosmic mountain in Buddhist theology. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Dog sleeping on the elaborately carved ruins of an old building in the old city. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A beautifully proportioned circular temple with intricate carvings of cobra crowned deities with a series of Buddha statues in the center. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Seated Buddha with pretty colorful backdrop. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Colorful Buddhas located inside a cave temple. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A family watches a fabulous sunset from the ramparts of the old fort. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Women taking a walk along the ramparts and enjoying the sunset. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Sitting on the ramparts of an old Portuguese fort looking out to sea. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Snake charmer and cobra performing at a temple. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Stick fishermen at sunset. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Stick fishermen perch patiently and wait for a bite. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Stick fishermen on their awkward perches. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Called a Stone Book, this massive 11th century slab sings praises to King Nissanka Malla. The writing on the stone is really an ancient piece of royal propaganda. The stone was dragged over 100 km, before resting here for a millenium. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
This motif is repeated in numerous places throughout the old city ruins. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Palm trees silhouetted against the bright midday sun. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tea picker with a handful of tea leaves on the slopes of the plantation. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Picking tea is hard work, but is carried out with an elegant grace and dignity. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tea pickers in the clear highland air of Sri Lanka. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The rolling hills of tea create a luminous landscape. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The rolling hills of tea create a luminous landscape. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A spectacular bird mask, with a cobra in the beak. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Most of the buildings on the water next to this one were swept away by the tsunami. The few that remained were scarred and badly damaged. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A characterful old weathered door. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Picking tea in the clean clear air of the highlands of Sri Lanka. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The tea, the high altitude blue sky and the well dressed tea pickers on a steep slope are all elemental Sri Lanka. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)

India - Agra and Delhi

Dawn view of the Taj Mahal on a foggy winter morning. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Taj Mahal built on the banks of river Yamuna by emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Dawn view of the Taj Mahal on a foggy winter morning. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Exterior view of Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Nearly every truck in India has the sign Blow Horn! So a typically overloaded tuk tuk obliges while overtaking on the road from Delhi to Agra. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Travelers crossing a bridge constructed over River Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Taj Mahal built on the banks of river Yamuna by emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Smiling children standing on the bank of river Yamuna and Taj Mahal in the background. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Smiling children standing on the bank of river Yamuna and Taj Mahal in the background. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Sunlight filtering through the intricate latticework of a window in Humayun's Tomb. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Dawn view of the Taj Mahal on a foggy winter morning. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Ornate gateway with arched door and other decorations. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Illuminated fairground decorated with lights on the road between Agra and Delhi. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A decorative floral mural in the hotel Oberoi in Agra. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A decorative floral mural in the hotel Oberoi in Agra. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Decorative artwork of deity Ganesh at the Hotel Oberoi Amarvilas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Entrance to Humayun's Tomb, built of red sandstone. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Humayun's Tomb with arched doorways and double dome erected by Humayun's wife in the 16th century. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Mahout and his decorated elephant in Agra. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A nice pool side environment, a pleasant retreat from the chaotic streets outside. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Illuminated interior entrance hall of the hotel Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Detail of the exterior wall of the UNESCO World Hertitage listed Red Fort, at one time the residence of the Emperor Shah Jahan. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Passageway with arched columns in Red Fort of Agra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Shah Jahan and other great Mughals governed from here. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The colonnade in the Red Fort of Agra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Shah Jahan and other great Mughals governed from here. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The colonnade in the Red Fort of Agra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Shah Jahan and other great Mughals governed from here. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The colonnade in the Red Fort of Agra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Shah Jahan and other great Mughals governed from here. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tourists enjoying the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Reflection of Taj Mahal in a pool flanked by gardens and walkways. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Exterior view of Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Tourists enjoying the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Worker repairing fountains in the pool of Taj Mahal. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
View of the Taj Mahal from a window at the Oberoi Amarvilas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Exterior view of Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Arabic script inscribed on the wall of Taj Mahal in Agra. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Women in colorful saris traveling in an overloaded three wheeled tuk tuk. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Woman carrying goods in the traditional way along a street in Agra. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Two women sitting on the arched doorway of Humayun's Tomb. Humayun was one of the great Mughal emperors who reigned during the 16th century. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)

Laos

Wooden fishing boats and the golden Mekong river at sunset. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Monks with their alms bowls move along the road towards the end of their morning collection.(Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Fisherman on the Mekong Laos (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The most efficient means of transport in northern Laos is by river boat. The Mekong is fast flowing, and trips upstream take a lot longer than they do downstream. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The monks accept offerings of food from devotees who believe that they make merit in return.
An array of colorful Asian umbrellas. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The boatman draws in his net on his long boat with his catch of fish. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
A smiling Hmong girl displaying festival costumes of the villagers. The colorful outfits are worn at the time of the New Year festivities celebrated by the Hmong and other hill tribes in northern Laos. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Monks with their alms bowls move along the road towards the end of their morning collection. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Wooden fishing boats and the golden Mekong river at sunset. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The most efficient means of transport in northern Laos is by river boat. The Mekong is fast flowing, and trips upstream take a lot longer than they do downstream. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
The silk chin strap for the straw hat is a frequently seen fashion accessory in Laos. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)
Monks walk in single file through the town every morning, each accepting a small amount of food from devotees. (Photo by Matt Considine Travel Photographer - Images of Asia Collection)

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