In Cambodia’s Angkor Thom, a Buddhist monk looks upon Bayon Temple—and possibly considers its secrets. “Here’s a photo of my new friend, named Annmon,” writes photographer Andy To. “I can’t put into words how amazing his insight on life was. By the end of our conversation, I noticed my face starting to hurt because of how much I was smiling.”
Sometimes when I'm searching for images to publish on Photo of the Day, I discover places, animals, and people that are almost too good to be true. I'll stumble on a photo of a landscape that seems like it couldn't exist or an animal that should be in a fairy tale. For May, I was lucky to find quite a few of these mystical moments and invite you to explore these unique scenes with me, including the Milky Way lighting up the sky in Utah, an ocelot creeping through the jungle in Peru, a house tucked away on a tiny island in Sweden, and many more.