Hilltribe farm prepared for planting dryland rice

Slash & Burn Farming – Panorama កាប់ ចំការ ដាំ ស្រូវ

I shot this last week out in the highlands in Northeast Cambodia. The ethnic minority hilltribes are all prepping their fields to prepare for planting their dryland rice next month. It’s pretty cool to watch: they clear an acre or two of the forrest (by hand!), then burn the brush and fallen trees to return […]

An expat in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, riding a German Zundapp Bella scooter.

Expat on a Vespa; International Phnom Penh — ភ្នំពេញ ជា ទី ក្រុង អន្ដរជាតិ

An expat in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I think she’s riding a Vespa Bella scooter. Phnom Penh is such an international city. Please share my images—they are meant to be seen! Use them for your non-profit, on your blog, for fun and the like, but you must link to and give credit to Ethan Crowley. […]

The ancient Angkorian King's promenade

The King’s Promenade at Angkor

An ancient, raised promenade for the Angkorian king, connecting the palace area to the king’s personal temple. This photo belies the actual size of the temple…. it’s huge! And tall. My wife and I snuck up at sunset, after having sorta gotten permission from the guard. It was quiet, deserted and breathtaking from the top, […]



Day and night meet….fleeting, mysterious, undisturbed… dawn breaks at Angkor. Part of the breathtaking morning experience watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat, as the stars slipped away one by one as sun slowly unveiled the temple, as it had every morning for a thousand years

Dugout Canoe being paddled across the moat at Angkor.

A dugout canoe ride across Angkor Wat’s Moat! ជិះទូកនៅាង្គរវត្ត។

This last trip to Angkor, I noticed this boat in the moat that surrounds the ancient temple. Some workers were using it to repair the causeway. I struck up a conversation with them, and was able to talk my way into getting a free boat ride in the moat! A once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was surreal, […]

Roots on the Ancient Temple of Ta Prom

Of Roots and Sandstone….. ឬសដើមឈើនៅប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្ម

Sounds almost like a band name. Probably a lame, wannabe indie band. Anyway, Ta Prom never seems to get old (no pun intended). On this last trip, we got up before 5 to drink in the predawn light and experience the sunrise, as it individually transformed each stone it touched. There was a nest of […]

Independance Monument at Night

Vintage Post: Independence Monument – Phnom Penh, Cambodia: វិមានឯករាជ្យនៅពេលយប់។

I’m going to start adding some of my classic Flickr posts from a few years ago. Here’s one of my more popular posts from 2009…. “Last night when I was walking through the gardens near the Phnom Penh shoreline, I was struck with the way the lights played on the Independence Monument. I had brought […]

Old Bonsai-style tree at Angkor Wat

The Jungle-Enshrouded Temple

I thought this tree’s shape was very interesting, as I peered through it at Angkor Wat. I love old, spreading trees. I nearly had to fight off a couple dozen monkeys, but I guess the fact that I didn’t have food to offer them pushed them away into the trees.

Angel sculpture at Angkor Wat Cambodia


The carvings at Angkor Wat are incredibly intricate, especially considering they’re hundreds of years old. I’ve always been amazed at stone sculpture. How in the world does an artisan accomplish that with a chisels and hammer? It’s unbelievable. See some of my other photos from Angkor Wat.