These two were among a small group of children that had gathered to gawk at a very strange beared man splashing through a swamp chasing birds. Soon after capturing this image the entire group broke out in the most beautiful and genuine smiles… when I fell in the mud!

My memory eludes me as to an exact location, but this image was captured in a very remote region of Madagascar.

Madagascar is one of the worlds poorest nations. It is full of bizarre and amazing animals and plants found nowhere else on earth. Conservation and survival are always at odds. Dispite this bleak reality, the Malagasy people are among the most welcoming and joyous I have ever had contact with.

“Malagasy Children II” has been featured in the following Redbubble Groups:

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children, child, kids, girl, girls, madagascar, africa, african, travel, life, portrait, portraits, people

I have spent the better part of my adult life traveling the world searching for adventure and making photographs. The world is full of the marvelous. Nature is my inspiration. Enjoy!

Bruce J Robinson Photography

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  • lamiel
    lamielalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful b/w portrait. The tones…wow!

  • Thanks so much lamiel! Always a great compliment as I admire your work also!

    – naturalnomad

  • Steve Trask
    Steve Traskalmost 3 years ago

    Great photo…..

  • Thank you!

    – naturalnomad

  • Sherrill Meredith
    Sherrill Meredithalmost 3 years ago

    even the little one can’t quite figure you out, can just imagine your tumble, makes the pics even more special

  • Thanks so much for your comments!

    – naturalnomad

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 3 years ago


  • Many thanks Burns!

    – naturalnomad

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscamblealmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully and sensitively captured!

  • Thanks so much Jordan!

    – naturalnomad

  • styles
    stylesalmost 3 years ago

    The gaze of the young girl is captivating. Great shot

  • Thanks so much for your comments!

    – naturalnomad

  • EveW
    EveWalmost 3 years ago

    Wow this is an amazing portrait

  • Many, many thanks!

    – naturalnomad

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscamblealmost 3 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    22 August 2011 – 2 images per day

    Great capture!

  • james smith
    james smithalmost 3 years ago

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