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This young Masai women greeted us with the other women as we entered their village in the Masai Mara, in Kenya, Africa. She was regaled with her homemade beaded jewelry, and bright shuka robes. Notice the scarred left chhek, deliberately inflicted to create “beauty”

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/80 sec
ISO 200
focal length 300mm
28-300mm glass
hand held


masai women, kenay, africa, masai mara, shuka beaded jewelry, portrait

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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  • lynn carter
    lynn carter3 months ago

    so colourful aren’t they xx

  • lynn
    their lives are so simple, that theses colors and ornaments mean a lot!

    – phil decocco

  • Cee Neuner
    Cee Neuner3 months ago

    I adore all the colors!

  • cee
    I did as well, and lovely people

    – phil decocco

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richard3 months ago

    Wonderful cultural portrait and a glimpse into another culture.

  • nancy
    we had many opportunities to be with them and to hear how they live and what they value…

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie13 months ago

    A handsome young man – great portrait, Phil

  • shullie
    thanks, but………a young woman

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton3 months ago

    Is a ‘missing’ tooth a right of passage thing? Nice pic. :-)

  • pete
    better than some things they endure as rites of passage…..remember the circumcision with a dull knife, no anesthetics…

    – phil decocco

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci3 months ago

  • thanks john

    – phil decocco

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfall3 months ago

    fabulous capture :))

  • Trisha
    Pleasant and seemingly happy people in a harsh environment

    – phil decocco

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep3 months ago

    Colorful and very beautiful capture!

  • gena
    these young women were shy, beautiful, and embraced years and years of tradition

    – phil decocco

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan3 months ago

    Excellent color…excellent portrait.

  • thanks jack
    great colors there in a dull environment

    – phil decocco

  • clizzio
    clizzio3 months ago

    You have so many great people shots!

  • C
    I love looking for faces anywhere

    – phil decocco

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