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Life in Death, photographs by Mark Ulyseas

Ulyseas is founder and editor of Live Encounters Magazine and Live Encounters Poetry & Writing. He is the author of three books: RAINY – My friend & Philosopher, Seductive Avatars of Maya – Anthology of Dystopian Lives and In Gethsemane: Transcripts of a Journey. www.amazon.com

Why do we grief so much when confronted with death? Why are we repulsed by the sight of a lifeless body? Is this a reflex action towards our own fear of the unknown? Or is there a hint of selfishness lurking beneath that grief because we are more concerned about our feelings?

The following are photographs celebrating the life that exists in death, a beauty that is, perhaps for many, outside the realm of understanding.

Rat in the Rain © Mark Ulyseas

It had rained all night. In the morning, I found this mouse on the wet grass. A few ants had arrived to check out the offering. A day later nothing remained. Bali, Indonesia

An eel that had succumbed to the rip tide lying curled over a coconut. Bali, Indonesia © Mark Ulyseas

An eel that had succumbed to the rip tide lying curled over a coconut. Bali, Indonesia

An hour before sunset while walking along the Mekong riverbank I saw this drowned chicken float by. It moved gracefully like a ballerina. Laos PDR. © Mark Ulyseas

An hour before sunset while walking along the Mekong riverbank I saw this drowned chicken float by. It moved gracefully like a ballerina. Laos PDR.

Queen Parrot fish that was caught in a fisherman’s net, discarded on the beach. Bali, Indonesia © Mark Ulyseas

Queen Parrot fish that was caught in a fisherman’s net, discarded on the beach. Bali, Indonesia

Where does a butterfly go when it rains? Goa,  India.

Where does a butterfly go when it rains? Goa, India.

A jellyfish brought in by the tide and now just debris on the beach. Bali, Indonesia. © Mark Ulyseas

A jellyfish brought in by the tide and now just debris on the beach. Bali, Indonesia.

The silhouette of a roadkill - a rat that tried to cross the road, Lao PDR. © Mark Ulyseas

The silhouette of a roadkill – a rat that tried to cross the road, Lao PDR.

 © Mark Ulyseas

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