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Albino Wild Horse Grazing
The precious gift
Two huge snapping turtles, frolicking in a lake.
A tattered swallowtail, pausing for refreshment
The entertainer
Sandhill Crane
"Raindrops keep falling on my Leaf"
Wind Surfing
Holy Whirl
Outside La Finca de TA
Elderly
The Holy Bath
Herons Breakfast
Afternoon
встреча диких лошадей по дороге на озеро в Сибирских степях
Into the singing Hole
Surma woman
Deep breath
Old man From Pushkar
Before the Storm
Ijen Volcano
Dog Roks
Concrete + Jungle
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The Holy Bath

Gajan is one of the most popular festivals among Hindus in West Bengal, India, where disciples of Lord Shiva go through different physical hardship in order to please Lord Shiva viz. needle piercing, jumping into weapons etc. Before proceeding to such activities they take sacred bath at night before the main event and are assumed to be converted to "Sannyasi"s for entering into such performance as stated above. On my visit to a village of West Bengal, India, to witness the event, the bathing moment of "Sannyasi"s forming a nice 'S' curve attracted me to freeze the happening.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 5, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D750
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