Ume trees stand laden with vibrant plum blossoms in Chugoku Rergion, Japan on February 25, 2013. (Makoto Okuda/Flickr)
A wood lark perches on a rock with its prey between its beak in Sirudavoor, India on January 9, 2013. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
A man explores the natural scenery of the Pok Fu Lam Country Park in Hong Kong on August 4, 2012. (Dawvon/Flickr)
An elephant splashes around in the jungles of Laos on September 20, 2012. (worldsurfr/Flickr)
A tree covered in foliage spreads out its branches in India on December 4, 2012. (VikramDeep/Flickr)
As storm clouds gather, two boys run on the Marina Beach in Chennai, India on November 2, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
Stormy clouds gather above the water in Surat Thani, Thailand on September 14, 2007. (maistora/Flickr)
A motorcycle owner parked by the serene waters of Hoi An in Vietnam on September 2, 2012. (Simon Marussi/Flickr)
A man runs down the beach in the golden glow of the sun in Labuan, Malaysia on April 13, 2012. (SaturatedEyes/Flickr)
A closer look at how trawlers have led to dramatic declines in local fishing in Goa, India. Local fishermen must now turn to dolphin-watching trips for tourists to make a living.
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