The Bodyguard

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Teni Schneider

A young Monk, acting as a guard to prevent people and photographers from entering the area where the ceremony of sunning the tangkha is held in Tongren County of Huangnan. The monk is rather impolite, contrary to people’s perception that Monks are always soft-spoken and patient. As there is no security staff around, he assumes the tasks of a guard. And he succeeds.

Location: Wutun Temple, China


More Spontaneous Moments Entries »

  1. Songkran Inside a Bus

    By Natalie Davis

  2. In search for food

    By mirza gaush beg

  3. Share your food

    By mirza gaush beg

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!