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Canoe
American Fork Canyon in the Fall
Colors of Morocco
Navigating the staircases of Mykonos
farewell smile
A New Day
Mantis and Butterfly
Walking on heights
Ducks in the water
Greatness of nature
Lovely encounter between a French police officer and a young woman sitting a 2CV at Montmartre
Kingdom Come
Long-dead trees, a short drama at Epecuen Village.
From Underneath
The Refugee Angel and her mother
Bright Idea
"Gear"
Pelican Quartet
Blue pond
Ostentatious Display
Young lowland Silver-back Gorilla climbs for berrys
Civil war relief at National Gallery of Art Museum in Washington DC
the work path
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Kingdom Come

Lepeta & Lpitalo, the two Samburu warriors pictured here, lookout over a popular meeting place. These warriors are caretakers not only of their fellow Samburu people, but also of the ancient warrior tradition. They intimately know the land - it is part of their ancestral duty. Since they were young, Lepeta & Lpitalo have traversed every inch of this land, in the footsteps of their elders, to find places to feed their livestock. The tradition of warriorhood in Samburu culture is a rite of passage into adulthood; you can find iterations of this in most cultures. Every 7 years, the ceremony of initiation into warriorhood welcomes a new generation of young men who are now tasked with taking care of their tribe, families, & livestock.

TAGS: Africa, Kenya, Valley

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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