Mara, known as "The demons of sorrow," is a pivotal component of the Satori project. This journey through Sri Lanka birthed an interpretation of Buddha's awakening: "seeing into one's true nature."
In Buddhist cosmology, Mara personifies unwholesome impulses and unskillfulness, embodying the death of the spiritual life. He serves as a tempter, luring humans away from practicing the spiritual path by presenting the mundane as alluring or twisting the negative to appear positive.

Through the eyes of these primates, Mara can be perceived as death itself, symbolizing the endless cycle of birth and death, as well as latent demonic energy.

Photography Masters Cup 2014 • Wildlife — Nominee