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by Ante Badzim

About an hour before the tsunami hit   Sri Lanka   in 2004, people at the   Yala National Park   observed elephants running away from Patanangala beach (pictured).     There was moments of reflection when visiting the site. I found it hard to really   understand the magnitude of the disaster with it being such a peaceful and calm place to visit. Sri Lanka was one of the worst hit with over 40,000 people killed and over half a million displaced.     Olympus AU  OM-D E-M1 + 75mm f/1.8

About an hour before the tsunami hit Sri Lanka in 2004, people at the Yala National Park observed elephants running away from Patanangala beach (pictured). 

There was moments of reflection when visiting the site. I found it hard to really understand the magnitude of the disaster with it being such a peaceful and calm place to visit. Sri Lanka was one of the worst hit with over 40,000 people killed and over half a million displaced. 

Olympus AU OM-D E-M1 + 75mm f/1.8

by Ante Badzim

As a visitor to  Sri Lanka  you could not feel more welcomed by its people, they were genuinely intrigued, open and fascinated by our story. Even though some did not understand English they somehow managed to speak to us.  In the instance of the 3 boys in this picture, they followed us and would whisper and giggle to each other, asking to have their photo taken with us and constantly smiling. I managed to capture them when they had a quiet moment together and their attention was on something more magical.     — with   Moe Elrifai   in   Sigiriya, Sri Lanka  .

As a visitor to Sri Lanka you could not feel more welcomed by its people, they were genuinely intrigued, open and fascinated by our story. Even though some did not understand English they somehow managed to speak to us.

In the instance of the 3 boys in this picture, they followed us and would whisper and giggle to each other, asking to have their photo taken with us and constantly smiling. I managed to capture them when they had a quiet moment together and their attention was on something more magical.
 — with Moe Elrifai in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.