Gap Toothed Masai by phil decocco

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Visiting his village in the Serengeti In Tanzania, Africa, a Masai warrior in a bright blue shuka, and a carved walking stick, sat in the shade, grinning through a gap toothed smile.

Canon 1Ds Mark III
1/200 sec
ISO 400
focal length 184 mm
28-300mm glass
hand held

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeabout 1 year ago

    Elegante vestimenta !
    Beautiful Photo……!

  • liliana
    yes, his clothes were quite elegant and colorful.. So glad you enjoyed this

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    great capture xx

  • thanks lynn
    a wonderful fellow and quite friendly to us as we visited his village

    – phil decocco

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • thanks derek

    – phil decocco

  • linaji
    linajiabout 1 year ago

    wow love this, and your post work…would love this in Vavoom

  • linaji
    thanks for your feedback, and for the invitation to submit to the group. Look for it there!

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 1 year ago

    Gorgeous smile!

  • shulie
    and a personality to go with it!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonabout 1 year ago

    Good work, Phil! I have noticed that many of your portraits of people show them with a missing front tooth. Being that they all have seemingly bright and healthy teeth, why? :-)

  • pete
    There has been a practice among masai that removes the bud canine teeth in the belief that somehow it avoids febrile illness….that being the case, I’d say this fellow missed!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonabout 1 year ago

    Hmmm… Do they believe in the Tooth Fairy, also? Interesting tidbit of cultural traditions… :-)

  • pete
    wouldn’t surprise me….there’s lots more learned about some unusual traditions theyhave

    – phil decocco

  • Cee Neuner
    Cee Neunerabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful portrait!

  • Cee
    thanks for your comment. Much appreciated

    – phil decocco

  • John Douglas
    John Douglasabout 1 year ago

    whatta winning smile

  • john
    and he was as pleasant to speak with as his demeanor here…thanks

    – phil decocco

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 1 year ago

    great capture

  • heloisa
    many thanks for your comment

    – phil decocco

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