Tears and Happiness

Jill Fisher

Joined July 2009

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A tender moment during a rainy day as a proud Maasai father holds his baby son at one of the Maasai tribal villages in Kenya. It’s unusual to see a father babysit a child as it’s custom for the woman to look after the children and do all the domestics. Canon 40D, Canon 70-200 IS L lens, F5.6, 1/400, ISO 1600.

The Maasai (also Masai) are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa, they are among the most well known of African ethnic groups They speak Maa, a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family that is related to Dinka and Nuer, and are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania: Swahili and English.

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