‘Spiritual Roots.’

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Photograph by Julian Bound, National Geographic Your Shot
On a tour of Wat Mahathat, a temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand, Your Shot member Julian Bound spotted a large stone Buddha head sitting encased in a tree.
“Its roots are said to have grown around the sculpture during a time when the temple lay abandoned and overgrown,” Bound writes.
“Drawn to the uniqueness of the statue, I knelt down to take the shot as rich sunlight played across the Buddha’s features, making sure to capture the ground before the tree to give depth and scale to the image.”
via Buddha Picture — Thailand Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.

Mariam an orphaned baby Dugong now safe.

Ko Libong, Thailand
Mariam the dugong is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket marine biological centre on Libong island.
The orphaned baby dugong rescued off a beach in Krabi province has captured the hearts of millions on social media and ignited awareness for ocean conservation.
Image Credit: Photograph by Sirachai Shin Arunrugstichai/AFP/Getty Images
Source: The 20 photographs of the week | Art and design | The Guardian