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The Ancient Prasat Ta Prohm, nestled deep in dense Cambodian jungle, illuminated by the soft sunlight spilling through the canopy above. Built in the 12th Century, this place is full of history which is felt as soon as you step foot in the complex. It is the biggest monuments in the Angkor complex, and easily one of the most spectacular sights in Cambodia. 

There is just something so ethereal about standing beneath the fig, banyan and kapok trees, as they intertwine their roots and expand high above the ruins. The trees are almost camouflaged against the mossy green stone pillars as you stare up at the towering vines draping down from the branches. You get a true sense of the untouched wonder that this place possesses, only walking tracks to allow visitors have been developed, the rest is left to nature. I instantly fell in love with how serene and beautiful this place is, having got to experience it all to myself in the rain was unbelievable, so special that it was difficult to walk away after I was finished photographing. 

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BlackHairedGoddess Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Ive been following your work for a few years now and have watched you grow as a photographer and must have to admit your work has always been beautiful... but this is breathtaking!!! just wonderful :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the support and interest in my photography - much appreciated and hope to hear from you again soon! :)
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Blissful!  :iconcocoheartplz:
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Andrew-23 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Reminds me of the jungle temples in Minecraft. Great shot!
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A stunningly magical place, but where's Lara?
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VioLettaGuess Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am speechless!!!
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WightCoyote Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Could I draw this is a future image I'm planning? I'd send credit your way of course :meow:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Of course :)
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WightCoyote Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'll share it when it's finished :)
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man....  This is too gorgeous!! Is this place open to the public? I'm going to cambodia in two months.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
It sure is, it's very popular among tourists, be prepared to be hassled by children trying to sell you stuff :P
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Welp, that's good to know. Thanks for the warning, and again, lovely photo. I clicked on it thinking it was a 3D environment :)
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Anoya Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your work in this article: Forum Features #42 - March: Spring! :heart:
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foureyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Beautiful photography,......I need to visit this amazing place Nod 
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you Bernie - Go explore this place, you won't be disappointed! 
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judassss Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
wish this was big enough for wall paper
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EloraMae Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooooh, very green and lush. You've captured the magic
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pantheratigris10 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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Jessycorn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing!
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Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting thanks for sharing
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Rush247 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Wow, it's truly breath taking shot. You have some talent my friend!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That is an amazing temple! Love the capture! Great lighting.
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Evevilly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I've seen numerous pictures of this area, from many different photographers, but I have to say you captured it more beautifully than most.  Great shot!
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Merhlin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Impressive light, color and detail. :D
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FushigiLOVE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I want to visit Cambodia one day. I have pictures like these to thank for that. :)
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Callendra Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Oh this is so beautiful. I would love to see those ruins for real. Meanwhile, thanks for this photography.
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful ...reminds me of tomb raider :'3 
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littlewafelwolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Artist
Hey, Isnt that Thing From Tomb Raider o-o
I saw Watch the Movie Just a while ago -Like a Year-
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GabrielFrag Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It kinda looks like the temple that was in tomb raider 2.
you know were the bad guy had a bunch of people drag out a rock wall and Lara saw a flower that only grows at that specifically place.
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Cresenta-Lark Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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rkm424 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Wow, it looks like something Nathan Drake would go explore. Lovely shot!
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honeypancake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so amazing! it looks like one of place in Tomb Raider :D cool
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
That is because it was where the movie was filmed ;)
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honeypancake Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it was?! *mind blown* Explode la plz 
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   General Artist
It looks magical...almost as if it's not real.
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EliteMinimalist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
AMAAZZINNG

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TheFalseReality Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
wow! amazing:happybounce: 
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1bigslug Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
That is a great shot man!!
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LuminousDecibel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Reminds me of the Forest Temple, OoT.
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SonicRedesigned Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Realistic Marble Zone! 0.0
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KitzelPancake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cambodia? Um no, I believe you've stumbled in to the Lost Woods.  Watch out for Skull Kids.
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Thastygliax Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Lovely shot! 

For some reason, Cambodian temples always make me think of the Earthdawn RPG. So I showed this to my wife, who's currently running a game, in case she needs some inspiration. 
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DJKittehKat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Ive been here :) the temple is really beautiful. Have you been to Angkor Wat yet?
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yes, Angkor Wat is amazing, it was the first temple I visited in Cambodia drewhopper.deviantart.com/art/…
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DJKittehKat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Heehee.. I see you woke up at 5 in the morning for the sunrise as well I am a dummy! 
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TheGoldenStreak Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I paint this in water colors?! 
The landscape is just gorgeous!!! I will give you all of the credit!!!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Of course, and please post the painting here for me to see :)
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noro8 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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