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Torajan funerals are elaborate community events. I'm told that they believe the soul of the deceased goes to the beyond with that of the water buffalo and that this was his grandmother's funeral.
Wonder of nature!
Funerals in Toraja are very elaborate community events. This photo was taken on the third day of a funeral. Every part of the sacrificed water buffalo is used.
Sa'dan is a village known for weaving. The process is time-consuming, with many steps, done by women who envision and create very elaborate designs. One step is spinning.
I'd been to see the tau-tau, in the background some gentle music played. As I walked up the path, I found the source--this man playing his bamboo flute.
These women performed at a village celebration, which I later discovered was held to honor of several young boys (their circumcision). The women sang/chanted a song, more or less a work song sung as t
Leaving Tanjung Selor, Kalimantan. I'd had my photo taken by these young women,their friends and relatives, all sporting cell phones with cameras. It was my first experience with the paparazzi. They f
I met this man as I arrived in the village of Tanjung Selor after an hour-and-a-half trip by boat up the Kayan River. He an others there gave us a warm welcome.
I was visiting a home in one of the villages built on the water, her neighborhood. The villages are fascinating, an entire city built over water and homes that have been in the family for generations.
This family of macaques was hiding in plain view. Huddled, they looked like an extension of the tree stump.
I was tracking this crab and thought it would be an interesting tone-on-tone photo. He (or she?) blends in so well with the sand and yet she (or he?) also stands out.
Sun rays in Maui
I was walking along the beach on Sangalaki Island when I saw this lovely Beach Morning Glory. I took a moment to really look at it.
Blue Angels over Alcatraz
Sacrifice
Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in the background
Let Freedom Ring
Treasure Island with San Francisco in the background.
Historic Boston Public Garden Swan Boats taking a rest
Getting the flag ready for Patriots Day at Fenway Park!
Santa Margherita, Italy
A snowflake illuminated by the sun - seconds before melting.
Ancient Greek, the founders of democracy, keeping a watchful eye over the democratic process at the Massachusetts State House
11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Sun rays in Maui

Sun rays in Maui

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2011
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: April 28, 2013, 3:55 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSC-W55
Focal Length: 18.9mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f13
ISO: ISO100
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