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© David Procter
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Firecrackers explode around sedan chair bearers as they make their way through Phuket Town during a street procession. Phuket vegetarian festival, Thailand.

39 responses

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (6 Jan 2010):


  • Wisnuhandy Widyoastono

    Wisnuhandy Widyoastono gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    Great great

  • Adam Reilly

    Adam Reilly said (6 Jan 2010):

    Oh my god. What an amazing capture. Stunning!

  • David Procter

    David Procter said (9 Jan 2010):

    Thanks guys. This is my shot of 2009!

  • Ulf Buschmann

    Ulf Buschmann said (13 Jan 2010):

    Wow, great shot! Could be a "World Press Photo"!

  • Charlena Cavender

    Charlena Cavender said (13 Jan 2010):

    That is a totally awesome shot, I love the power!!!

  • Antonello Incagnone

    Antonello Incagnone   said (31 Mar 2010):


  • John Lund

    John Lund gave props (1 Apr 2010):


  • Michael

    Michael (Deleted) said (3 Apr 2010):

    Great photo ... in all seriousness it's a shame Life magazine isn't still around. On a lighter side ... what did the vegetarians blow up ? Ronald McDonald in effigy ?

  • David Procter

    David Procter said (4 Apr 2010):

    Ha! Michael I had a good chuckle at that one!

  • Leslie Vecray

    Leslie Vecray gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    OMG! amazing

  • Joel Cook

    Joel Cook said (8 Apr 2010):

    This is an amazing photo. Chaos and calm.

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    this is amazing. how could you anticipate that??

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Amazing, simply an amazing capture.

  • Paula Burgoon

    Paula Burgoon gave props (26 Apr 2010):

    holy wow. stunned. great shot

  • Daniel Mueller

    Daniel Mueller said (8 May 2010):

    Truly Amazing picture and great moment to see and get the picture. It made me smile and laugh a little as living in Asia always gives many unexpected moments.

  • Michael Rybicki

    Michael Rybicki gave props (29 May 2010):

    i don't know what i'd do if i ever came across such a photo op...

  • Marie Wengler

    Marie Wengler gave props (2 Jun 2010):

    Great shot!

  • Courtney Cheatham

    Courtney Cheatham gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    wow! what a shot!

  • Kabir Ghumman

    Kabir Ghumman (Deleted) said (5 Jun 2010):

    A powerful shot indeed !! voted!

  • Janos Nezo

    Janos Nezo gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    great shot! perfect for the theme too. my vote!

  • Digital Incline

    Digital Incline   said (14 Oct 2010):

    This is totally amazing!!!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (17 Nov 2010):


  • Heather Halavais

    Heather Halavais (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2010):

    Amazing action shot!

  • David Procter

    David Procter said (24 Nov 2010):

    Thanks everyone. I'm really excited about seeing this in print.

  • Alex Rudinski

    Alex Rudinski gave props (29 Dec 2010):

    Initially this makes no sense. I thought they were under fire.

  • David Procter

    David Procter said (30 Dec 2010):

    Thanks Alex. Many have mistaken this for a violent scene.

  • Marc Melander

    Marc Melander gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Superb. Again !

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (18 Jan 2011):

    This is incredible.

  • Orionine

    Orionine gave props (20 Jan 2011):

    whoa! great capture! love it!

  • Chris Jennings

    Chris Jennings gave props (22 Jan 2011):

    Now THAT is the decisive moment! Congratulations.

  • Jane Sirkin

    Jane Sirkin gave props (23 Jan 2011):

    wow, striking

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (17 Feb 2011):


  • Stijn Out

    Stijn Out gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    This is absolutely amazing. So much is going on in this photo!

  • Camille Malléroni

    Camille Malléroni gave props (23 Mar 2011):

    Wow !!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (29 Aug 2011):


  • Lucas Ng

    Lucas Ng gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    Wow! Awesome!

  • Imee Lemley

    Imee Lemley gave props (19 May 2013):

    this should be in TIME mag or sh*t like that!

  • Kevin Schumacher

    Kevin Schumacher gave props (26 Feb 2016):

    Great shot

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