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While in the Serengeti in Tanzania, Africa, we were met by a group of young men and women from the Masai tribe. The men performed their jumping dance welcome and the women, including this gaily decorated lady, sang an song together.

Canon EOS 1DS Mark II
1/8 sec
ISO 400
focal length 249 mm
28-300mm glass
hand held


serengeti, tanzania, africa, masi woman, portrait of a masai, beads and bangles

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Oscar Wilde

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  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton5 months ago

    … in full bridal attire! Such beautiful craftsmanship! Very nice capture, Phil. :-)

  • pete
    thanks much! She most likely made all the stuff she’s wearing. Beading is a big deal there!

    – phil decocco

  • jozi1
    jozi15 months ago


  • tony
    many thanks for your note and comment. Look for more from my recent visit to the Serengti

    – phil decocco

  • RobynLee
    RobynLee5 months ago

  • many thanks robynlee for this feature

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton5 months ago

    Actually, Phil, Bing or Google.. Masai bridal attire. I found it interesting and I think you will too! :-)

  • Pete
    It was quite interesting to read. Not sure that this outfit, though was for a bride. Seems they told us something else….will have to check my notes

    – phil decocco

  • Martha Sherman
    Martha Sherman5 months ago

    Great shot, so unusual. The ornamentation shows really impressive workmanship, but it sure looks uncomfortable. I admire her fortitude.

  • martha
    begs the question, just what constitutes beauty? We all have our subjective definition. Thanks for stopping by

    – phil decocco

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWiseman5 months ago

  • gemma
    so glad you enjoyed seeing her

    – phil decocco

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carter5 months ago

  • Robyn
    many thanks for your note

    – phil decocco

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarus5 months ago

    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    November 30, 2013

  • Deb
    Many thanks for this feature ! Glad you liked it!

    – phil decocco

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