• A Burmese laborer lifts a basket of fish from boiling water at a processing factory near Bang Saphan in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, southern Thailand, March 6, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards, Thailand)
  • A black vulture scans the surface of the Occoquan river, Virginia, for something to prey on, March 8, 205. (Photo taken by Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • Once a Norwegian, always a Norwegian - even in the absence of snow! (Photo taken by Maung Maung Myint on March 7, 2015 in Oslo, Norway)
  • A woman holds a sign reading "I am not afraid" during a march in Moscow, Russia, in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot and killed near the Kremlin on Feb. 27, 2015. (Photo sent by Vladimir Zablitsky from Moscow on March 1, 2015)
  • An American Robin perches on tree branch enjoying snowflakes in freezing weather in Virginia, Feb. 26, 2015. (Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • The beautiful tones of the morning sunrise over lower Manhattan as reflected in the icy waters of the Hudson river made waiting outside in the frosty 7° C air all worth it! (Photo taken by Daniel Leavey of Jersey City in New Jersey on Feb. 21, 2015)
  • An eight-year-old Thai girl proudly shows off the oleander hawk-moth caterpillars that she has found on a jasmine bush in Chum Phuang, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand, Jan 17. 2014. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/VOA reader/Thailand)
  • A spectacular light and sound show is staged at the ancient Khmer city of Phimai in Nakhon Ratchasima province as part of an annual festival, Nov. 7, 2014. The event is held within the grounds of a temple at Phimai Historical Park, which marks one end of
  • Plant holders in the shape of human faces hang from a tree at Wat Rong Khun, a contemporary and unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, designed in 1997 by the Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand on Oct. 26, 2014)
  • An elderly Thai woman laughs out loud as she is asked how old she is. At one hundred and five years old, an age verifiable on her identity card, she is still able to make others around her smile as she sits in the shade on a bamboo bed in the village of S
  • A great-grandmother, now in her nineties and having spent a lifetime rice farming, sits contentedly in her garden in northeastern Thailand without the need for internet, television or telephone, Sept. 4, 2014. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand/VOA
  • Banana leaves filled with offerings of food are placed at the base of a tree during the annual northeast Thai festival of Boon Khao Pradub Din, Thailand, Aug. 24, 2014. The ritual pays homage and respect to the earth and soil and the spirits of departed loved ones. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand/VOA reader)
  • A Thai woman rides a motorbike while transporting Siberian Huskies in a sidecar on the main road that runs through the beach resort town of Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, central Thailand, July 4, 2014. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand/
  • An estimated 1,000 Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the wind as they form the shape of a giant pagoda at Khadiravana Center, Hua Hin, Thailand's only institution dedicated to the teaching and learning of Tibetan Buddhism and the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/VOA reader/Thailand)
  • A group of recently ordained novice Buddhist monks walk barefoot on a daily alms round through a rural Thai village for their food. The youngsters have chosen to ordain as monks for the summer holidays. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards in Thailand)

Our Selections

Published February 06, 2013

From our "Take Your Best Shots" feature, we showcase some of the best photos submitted by our readers.