So far I have been showing you a bunch of animals I photographed in Kenya on this series, so today I decided to post a photo of a Maasai man who greeted us during our arrival at the Sanctuary Olonana Camp in Kenya.
This was the first camp in the Maasai Mara we stayed at and it was awesome. The rooms were on the banks of a river and you could hear the hippos singing their grunting songs day and night. We even had a few elephants show up at lunch one day across the narrow river from us to eat their lunch while we, well, stopped eating ours in order to photograph them.
The Maasai are known for their intricate and complex beadwork adornments as you see this man wearing. They greet you with songs created from harmonizing guttural groans, high pitched yelps, and monotone chanting. Together it creates this intriguing harmony, that, along with their bouncing and jumping, brings infectious smiles over your face. It is really cool to see, and be a part of (because they will grab you, bring you into their group, and make you dance-jump with them).
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About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.