Young Somalis displaced from the war in their country, live in poor conditions in a refugee camp in Kenya with 250 thousand people. Dadaab has the size of the City of Nice in France, or Bari in Italy. They learn Swahili in the primary school ‘Horyal’, that means ‘showing the path’, a revealing possibility that despite all odds casts some light in in a road strewn with obstacles.
The children played and run to the boat pass the Irrawaddy river.Usually when the tide was drop the sand land was wide and the children who live in river near the village was happy and played on the water.
Traditional Ship Builders Phinisi in indonesia.
Phinisi boat is a boat made of wood choice and is considered not to be destroyed if submerged in water for a long time. The makers are the chosen people with simple tools. Weave wood for wood, by following the human ribs. This is believed to give the power between the soul and the human body as the core of life.
A Rohingya refugee receives an oral cholera vaccine from a Bangladeshi volunteer at the Thankhali refugee camp in Ukhia district on October 10, 2017. The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh on October 10 amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there.
Watching bats leaving their roost. Each spring, the largest urban bat colony comes back to their spring and summer home under the Congress Avenue Bridge. This colony is a beloved part of the Austin, Texas community. They live there because the precast structure of the bridge makes a perfect bat living space. They usually start emerging from the bridge around dusk each night and the best place to see the bats' flight is from the Congress Avenue Bridge where you will get the closest views of the bats.
Pacu jawi or can be called cattle race in the Indonesian language is a traditional game attraction that is contested in Tanah Datar regency, West Sumatra province, Indonesia.
Each year, the cow race is held in four weeks in four subdistricts in Tanah Datar regency, namely Pariangan sub-district, Rambatan sub-district, Lima Kaum sub-district, and Tarab river sub-district.
Pacu jawi has existed since hundreds of years ago, which was originally an activity undertaken by farmers after the harvest season to fill the spare time as well as a means of entertainment for the local community.
It was taken few months back , when I was on a project with NGO in Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan. I have visited several schools there which really need world attention and hope in the eyes on kids we can see how they are missing their fun in life as kid, tear in girl's eye can give you goosebumps which shows the feeling of this image.
In this frame, the main idea is recreating the time when the Vikings have inhabited these lands. It was a challenge for me to find an accent that would provoke an emotional response to the viewer. It is this abstract path, which is in fact a stagnant oceanic foam, leading us to the foothills of the Vestrahorn, where the old Viking village is located.
The photo was taken in Iceland, Vestrahorn
I was completely submerged in the back waters of Pulicat lake for almost 1 hour to get this eye level shot of Flamingos, where the Magic of Harmony begins they are
beautiful when they walk in water; Greater Flamingos, wade in front of us with their curvy necks in the water. Long, pink legs convey them naturally; their necks
bounce musically with each step they take. but they are something else when in flight
It is a sight that has to be experienced, not just seen.
This was made during my visit to Pulicat lake, India
The Man living in the countryside and like animals very much. Around his house in an old tree trunk nested a hoopoe family. He realized that the adult hoopoes disappeared and the nestling very very noisy. Maybe raptors caught the adults so he had to do something. He put the little hoopoes in the box and took inside his house. He has bees so he could give proper food for these little bird food. The little birds knew him and sit in his finger. He took the bird out every day to show them the outside world too. Twoo from three birds survived and could fly away.
Palkhi festival showcases the distinctive feature of the Maharashtrian culture (India).
Palkhi is a 1000 — year old tradition which was started by some saints of Maharashtra (India). and is still continued by their followers called as Varkaris (people who follow a Vari, a fundamental ritual). People collectively go singing and dancing, chanting Dnyanba-Tukaram in what are called as Dindis (organised group of Varkaris) to the holy town of Pandharpur (a small town in the district of Solapur) in Hindu months of Ashadh (June-July) and Karthik (November-December).
The Palkhi starts in the month of Jyeshth (June) and the whole process lasts a total of 22 days. Every year on the eleventh day of the first half of the month of Ashadh, the Palkhi reaches Pandharpur. Every saint, right from Sant Dnyaneshwar to Sant Tukaram was following the Vari tradition.
In the year 1685, Narayan baba, the youngest son of Tukaram was a man of innovative spirit and decided to bring about a change in the dindi-wari tradition by introducing the Palkhi, which is a sign of social respect. He put the silver padukas (footsteps) of Tukaram in the Palkhi and proceeded with his dindi to Alandi where he put the padukas of Dnyaneshwar in the same Palkhi. This tradition of twin Palkhis went on every year, but in 1830 there were some disputes in the family of Tukaram, concerned with rights and privileges. Following this, some thoughtful persons decided to break-up the tradition of twin Palkhis and organise here after, two separate Palkhis Tukaram Palkhi from Dehu (Pune Maharashta) and the Dnyaneshwar Palkhi from Alandi (Pune Maharashta).
From that time till date, both the Palkhis meet in Pune for a brief halt and then diverge at Hadapsar to meet again at Wakhri, a village nearby to Pandharpur.
In course of time, this tradition is becoming popular day by day. A total of approximately 2 lakh devotees proceed along with the Sant Tukaram Palkhi from Dehu village, while a total of 4 lakh devotees march along with the Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi from alandi village. At present a total of 43 Palkhis including the above two visit Pandharpur village every year.
Thousands of people called ‘Varkari’ reach Pandharpur from Alandi or Dehu after walking for about 250kms in Aashad (a hindu month which coincides with June/ July) Ekadashi (11th day of the moon). They walk with palkhis (chariots) carrying paduka (sandals) of the saints singing sacred songs. Varkaris are a Hindu religion sect who workship Vithoba (or Vitthal), an incarnation of Krishna.
Devotee chants the name of “Mauli Vittal” all the way & completes the yatra by feet on Ashadi Ekadashi at Pandharpur. Around 8 lakhs of warkaris flocked the city and their chants of “Ram Krishna Hari, jai jai Ram Krishna Hari” and Dnyanba-Tukaram (the famous Maharashtrian saints, Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram) reverberated on the streets.
Camera Model - Nikon D810
Lens - Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8
Exposure Mode - Manual
Exposure Time - 1/160
F - 6.3
ISO - 200
Focal Length - 24mm
On the train I saw a young man with a dog. The dog attracted my interest and I sat down against them. People enjoyed the dog, trying to attract his attention, asking questions to the owner. This gave me the opportunity to fit naturally into the situation and make a small photo session of the dog.
MARAMADI-BULL SURFING OF KERALA
Maramadi is a type of cattle race conducted in Indian state Kerala.It is al so known as' Kalapoottu' This race is a traditional event, usually with bullocks, held after the monsoon but before the cattle are needed for planting This post harvest celebration in Kerala is highly competitive and thrilling.
Clouds of strange shapes were gathering on Mt. Fuji. It was a very impressive and unusual sight. I used a long exposure technique and finished it in black and white. It became very impressive just like Mt. Fuji on other planets.
Памятник пионерам на Пионерской - скульптурная композиция в Санкт-Петербурге возле вестибюля станции метро "Пионерская".
Станция "Пионерская" была открыта в 1982 г. Названа в честь 60-летия Всесоюзной пионерской организации им. В. И. Ленина. В 1986 г. здесь был открыт памятник пионерам (официальное название "Бегущие дети"). Авторы проекта: скульпторы В. И. Винниченко, Л. Т. Гапонова, архитекторы В. Г. Чехман, В. Г. Сокольская.
The values of Arab culture are unique and often mysterious to Westerners. Even the word Arab can be unclear because people presume Arabs are a single race. However, the term Arab refers to culture and language rather than lineage. Just as Americans are of mixed race and ethnic backgrounds, so are Arabs
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