This little girl exploded with squeals of delight and peals of laughter when she saw her picture being taken, which she seemed to think was the funniest thing ever. At Wat Sai Areerak in Ratchaburi, west of Bangkok
Primary school students with their teacher on a class tour to Wat Phumin in Nan, northern Thailand
Student sketching at Wat Prathat Lampang Luang, in Lampang, south of Chiang Mai
Four delightful little girls at a festival in Sisaket, northeast Thailand—uncertain whether to smile or be bashful when surprised by the photographer
Near the Cambodian border in Surin Province, an inquisitive look from a passerby with one enormous hat
Mother and child at "The Highest Spot in Thailand," atop Doi Inthanon, in the north
Father and daughter at Wat Ket Karam, Chiang Mai
Schoolgirls at a playground adjoining Wat Ket Karam, Chiang Mai
'Here: You can have another sip!" Chiang Mai
Three-way discussion, Chiang Mai
Young lad perched atop his mother's food cart on a street in Chiang Mai
Youngster in Chinatown, Bangkok
Little girl overseeing her mother's wares at a sidewalk market in Chiang Mai
Mother and baby on a sidewalk in Chiang Mai
Schoolchildren on a commuter ferry on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, amused to discover their picture being taken. Getting off the boat after it docked, the girl in the middle joked to me, 'See you tomorrow!'
At Wat Traphang Ngoen in Sukhothai, these girls asked if they could ask me some questions, clearly an assignment for an English class. When they finished, I asked if I could take their picture. They seemed to rather like the idea. . . .
A puzzler: I spotted this little guy, apparently asleep, on a street in downtown Sukhothai, holding what I hope was just a toy gun in his left hand.
School's out in Mukdahan, northeast Isaan, on the Mekong River
Muslim girl with her mother and brother on a longtail boat at Krabi, southern Thailand. The father was the skipper.
Another little Muslim girl, seemingly transfixed by the camera, Ao Nang, southern Thailand
Three generations (and a bear), Rasi Salai, northeast Thailand
What the fashionably dressed young man is wearing these days in Santichon, northern Thailand
School children studying their heritage at Wat Changkam, near the city of Chiang Mai
Three friendly fellow visitors at the 11th-century Khmer temple Prasat Sa Kamphaeng Yai, Sisaket