Apocrypha, "Those Hidden Away" is an effort part of the Satori project. This journey through Sri Lanka led to an interpretation of Buddha's awakening: "seeing into one's true nature."

Hidden within the tangled embrace of tortured swamps, suspended in their marshy and inaccessible refuge, they retreat to conceal shame and contradiction.

 Like a condemning sentence imposed upon a darkened heart, a sinister affliction has forever subdued their bloodthirsty instinct, compelling them to seek solace only with their heads hung upside down. 
Nestled within their ebony wings, they are forced to perceive the world from an alternate perspective.

Photography Masters Cup 2014 • Wildlife