16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Since time immemorial, the bear has always represented a sacred animal. Therefore, every year, before New Year's Eve, Comanesti is filled with Romanian traditions. Lots of people around the world come here to be part of this festival which is known to be a great insight into what Romania looks like. The event consists in people, especially children, who make noise in order to drive away devil spirits and start a lighted year. Everybody wanted to take a picture of this boy despite the fact that he was a little bit scared. However, his strength helped him become a ferocious "bear". To put it in another way, "Comanesti experience" will always exceed my expectations due to its unique way of portraitying traditions.
© Andra-Ioana Zlotu.
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||Nov. 16, 2018, 12:52 p.m.
||Canon EOS 1100D