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Several years ago Bhutan was featured in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival held on the National Mall every summer in Washington, D.C., near to where we live.  Having been just voted as the country with the highest of Gross National Happiness (GNH) index, I was curious to see what Bhutan had to offer.  It was amazing to see the Mask Dancers, accompanying music and instruments as well as listen to  discussions about the country.  That experience made a lasting impression on me, and I thought it would be great to travel there to experience the life and culture in person. 

While surfing the WEB for tours to Bhutan, Robin's Rainbow Photo Tours seemed to be an ideal choice for us, and we weren't disappointed.  Because Robin has led many photo tours in Bhutan, he knew exactly the right places, right moments, right conditions and helped us to get the best possible photos.  Our drivers and guides were excellent also.  It was great to be driven along in individual cars, asking our guides and drivers innumerable questions, being able to stop anywhere along the route, take photos, interact with the people, as well as enjoy the scene and the moments.

I have provided five of my better photographs which attempt to show some of the large diversity of the country and its people.  It is easy to see why they have the highest GNH index in the world!  For more of my photos/videos of Bhutan and elsewhere click on

Amy St.Clair Camera Bag

Primary Equipment

Nikon D7000 and D300 cameras using 10.5, 12-24, 17-55 with diopter, 18-200, and 80-400 mm lenses.

Panasonic DMC-LX5 camera.

Bogen carbon fiber tripod with a Markins ball head and an Acratech leveler.

88 GBs worth of memory cards.

Nikon SB700 flash and Pocket Wizard.

Eee Netbook PC with a 300 GB external hard drive.

Digital voice recorder.


Bubble level.

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