Maasai Warrior
Written by EC
Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

Maasai Warrior

Serengeti, Tanzania

Young Maasai warrior. The tribal markings indicate that he has recently been circumcised.   The circumcision is carried out by one of the elders.  There is no pain relief given and the young boys are not able to cry or show any feelings of pain.   To do so would bring shame on their family.  After they are circumcised, they live in the jungle for 6 to 8 months in huts built by their mothers.  They live with other young boys who have been circumcised at the same time as themselves.   There is no barrier or fence erected around their huts in the jungle to emphasize their new roles as warriors/ protectors.   They dress in black throughout this period too.

See the full set from my trip to Tanzania here

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon EOS 6d
Canon 70-200mm


Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 21:39