Koh Phangan of Southern Thailand

A group of children and teenagers search for seashells and other edible animals at low tide, their silhouette dancing in the setting sun on Koh Phangan in Southern Thailand. The island is renowned for it’s natural beauty and has become a popular tourist destination. Waves of foreign and Thai tourists flock to the island every month for the infamous full moon parties, leaving a trail of alcohol and electronic music chaos behind them. When they leave, calm returns. Out of their hiding places, a myriad of flowery young men and women appear to resume their yoga retreats in one of the many Yoga schools on the island. Many of them combine their search for inner peace with scuba diving in the depths of the Gulf of Thailand.