People
arrow left arrow right
Sign on the Appalachian Trail
Fire Dancer at the Temple, Burning Man 2016
A Doe, A drop of Golden Sunshine
Amalfi Beach
Rome alley cafe
A message from Berlin
Boats on a Boat
Pedestrian crossing
Etna Eruption
Tourists with Gorilla
watching sunrise at pompano beach florida
Maasai Spear Throwers
A tusker's path
Maasai Silouette
Photographing Nature
Blurred view
Rwandan Hunter-Dancer
Hippo Mouth
In spotlight
Scorpion
Zebras
An Elephant's tail
BabyGorilla
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Maasai Spear Throwers

Employing citizens to demonstrate their culture and way of life is inherently sustaining. The lodge where this was taken is in the middle of Maasai territory in Tanzania. There is nothing around but savannah where the Maasai graze their cattle. The lodge that is the center of the tourist attraction is made of native mud, dung and sticks. The authentic environment enables to local people to live their lifestyle while entertaining tourists in that environment. These warriers hit the hanging wood target with their spears during a spear-throwing demonstration.

TAGS: Tanzania

photographer avatar
Lewiston, Idaho, United States of America
Member since 2016
Photo Information
Copyright:
© John Beckman.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 19, 2016, 2:17 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO2500
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS