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An ongoing story I have been working in Bangkok has been about the foreigners who come to Thailand to fight in muay thai competitions. With over 60,000 muay thai fighters, weekly televised fights and hundreds of training camps Thailand is where you must truly prove yourself as a fighter to gain any serious respect. Hundreds of foreign fighters travel here every year to attempt to compete with thai fighters at all levels but it takes a lot to gain respect from the Thai fans with most fights involving all but the very best foreigners put on as the final bout for novelty value rather than serious competition.
These pictures were shot on several occasions at a muay thai training school and stadium in a suburb of Bangkok. Open for almost 50 years this family owned school is one of the most respected training camps in the country and its tuesday evening live-to-air fight nights are where only the best fighters are invited to take part.
During a recent assignment in the far west of Uganda, a mere 38km from the border with Congo, we had the opportunity to shoot from a small 4-seater plane. Flying over the Queen Elizabeth National Park truly showed the effect of a long and dry hot season had had on the land which in only a month or so would be transformed by the rain to luscious and green.
Was even more incredible was the effect even a small water source, whether it be a pond or stream, had on its immediate environment. Throughout the park area of monotony of black and brown was interrupted by great green islands, the result of such water sources.