When you visit any monastery, dzong or temple in Bhutan, you are sure to stumble upon young monks full of energy. You find them studiously performing chores of the monastery, chanting in the prayer hall under the watchful eyes of a monk, sitting in the courtyard and reciting from the books, some times playing football, some times chasing each other or making bubbles with a chewing gum. It is a delight to watch these maroon robed kids immersed in their own world, unusually active compared to other children. I encountered these young monks almost every day during our photography tour to Bhutan last month.
Here are some photographs of these young monks captured in various moods. Click on the images to see larger size.