Phuket Photo Gallery
If you drive out into the countryside – you’ll be rewarded with quite a variety of wild flowers and exotic bushes and tress in flower. It makes driving about the island very worth while. Check out the Phuket Best Island Drives page. First a little flora: a lotus blossom, water lily, and hibiscus all from a local garden.
Of the animal life on the island – birds are by far the most dramatic. Check out the Phuket Bird Watching page. There also water monitors (a very large lizard), some a meter long and quite chunky in build. Depending on the time of the year snakes are easily seen (away from the cities of course). There are, of course, the famous beach dogs and soi dogs, but that’s a different story.
Then, a little fauna: a Cormorant drying its wings, a Kata Beach iguana, and a local celebrity cat (Kitty Boy) from Cherng Talay.
Phuket’s temples and festivals present a special opportunity for great photographs. It’s worth bringing a good camera with you. One that is small enough that you won’t mind carrying it with you all the time. You’ll see something every day that will amaze you, startle you or leave you laughing hysterically. So, don’t forget that camera! BTW, Thais aren’t shy about getting their photograph taken, but will (if you have a digital camera) want to see how it looks, though they are always pleased with the result.
Next, some local specialties: a small gas station, inside Wat Cherng Talay, and two shots from the Vegetarian Festival.
The sea always present opportunities for great shots – sunrise, sunset, mid-day – anytime! And then, of course, the seaside shots: sunset from the Lotus Restaurant on Bang Tao Beach, a rice barge based ship anchored in Bang Tao Bay, Bang Tao Lagoon Bungalows and a shot from Cape Panwa.
phuket photo gallery