Monday, 26 July 2010

Maasai Girls


Ngorongoro, Tanzania

14 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I think I would be most uncomfortable with that collar around my neck all the time but I guess if you have got used to it from birth, it would not be so bad.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When we posted some photos of the Maasi Village on the back slope of the Ngorongoro Crater you surmised that it was the same village that you had visited, so I was particularly interested to see your photos.

Julie would appreciate that you have featured the Maasi women, as she often photographs indigenous women when we travel. The Maasi women are indeed special. Some of the traditions of their culture, such as polygamy, to us seem to deprive them of equality and a full measure of respect, but it is perhaps ego-centric and elitist for one culture to judge another.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post, terrific photo as always, JM! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

Sylvia

Jacob said...

Delightful photo! It would appear that these women have a special interest in ear adornment!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

impressive expressions you catch!! regards

joo said...

The collars are strange but the girls are beautiful!

tapirgal said...

It's wonderful to see such complete ethnic differences among us.

Tinsie said...

How cool! Although I do feel sorry for their ears!!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

wow... how incredibly beautiful they are! brilliant photo
~laura

Stickup Artist said...

What an awesomely beautiful photo JM! Love the depth of field, the colors, the composition, and especially the subject matter. I wish you could put me in your pocket!

Photo Cache said...

what we just see on documentaries, you saw with your own two eyes. that's way too cool.

Sciarada said...

Ciao Jm, very interesting shot, I hope they can live for a long time while preserving the beauty of their traditions and customs!

Francisca said...

JM, this is beautiful. I stared at your image for a long time, and you know, I'm not so easy to impress (just too spoiled myself). But awesome is awesome. You've captured so much here. The girls/women, the expressions on their beautiful faces, the interesting adornments, the gathering, the colors, the variations. Just great. I do wonder how they feel about the presence of outsiders.

Elisa said...

Great capture, great job
Regards
Elisa, Argentina