Canon 5DMkIII, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 1/125 sec at f/5.6. ISO 1600.

Yesterday morning we stopped by the Bayan Temple first thing in the morning, and in that same area was a Pagoda with a large group of children monks. They were so cute! They were called to dinner as we were there, so they rushed upstairs and crowded around a table to eat.

Then, shortly after, I heard the most beautiful thing which I imagine was the prayer before they ate. An older monk started chanting, and then all of the children repeated it in unison. It was like a song—rhythmic and flowing, and to hear it coming from small children intensified it even more. I’m sure it’s a common, everyday occurrence to them, but to me it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard.