Boudhanath Prayer by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Boudhanath is an important pilgrimage place and meditation spot for Buddhists, Tibetans and Nepalis. Located in a busy trade route between Tibet and Nepal, this is a popular tourist site, heritage site and an important sightseeing spot. This is an ancient monument of 5 AD. You can find many pilgrims circumambulating the monument while chanting mantras. The place will be illuminated with butter lamps in the night.

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NIKON D5000 with 35-300mm| Exposure 1/1000sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 560 | Focal Length 200mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
November 5, 2018



Value 12
Clarity 12
Composition 18
Style 12
Skill 11

Award Category
Documentary Photography

Photograph Location
Kathmandu, Nepal

Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as marketing advisor and tour organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

Current Location
Swindon, United Kingdom




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