Sunday, August 31, 2014

Breath of the Leopard

While he was walking to the water, he walked right past me, detouring by the jeep.  He was so close, I could hear him breathe.  I grabbed my camera with the 35mm lens.  That’s why the shot is so vivid.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Paw Prints

No one believed me until they saw here paw prints.  Here is the picture of the leopard that came to my tent when I left my screen door open. 

We found her the next day, very early in the morning, sleeping in the grass not too far from my tent.  See how sweet she looks.  And so beautiful! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dancing with the Maasai

The Maasai people live in northern Tanzania and southern Kenya.  Many of them live in Southeast Africa around some of the game reserves.  

Unfortunately, the tribe is encouraged to leave their semi-nomadic lifestyle for a modern one.  Although there are programs that encourage the Maasai to do that, many choose to hold on to their culture.  I think they should do what they want.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Saved by the Boot!

I did not see the snake and accidentally stepped on it.  I didn’t even know what had happened because I was wearing my lucky boots plus 2 pairs of socks. 

Sidewinder adder snakes are venomous and live in the sand.  My boots saved my life.  I still have my lucky boots with the fangs still stuck in them to remind me that tomorrow is promised to no one.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chinese Tea Plantation

Every Day This 82 Year Old Woman Works Gathering Tea Leaves
She Carries the Tea Leaves on Her Back to Be Processed
China Has Been Making Tea for Over 7,000 Years 
The Art of Making Tea
The Oil is Squeezed from the Tea Leaves
The Tea Leaves are Scattered to Dry in the Sun

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chinese Pipe Smoking

Tibetan Woman Smokes Pipe

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chinese Pipe Smoking

Lighting Up
He Is High

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chinese Pipe Smoking

Hani Man's Smoke Shop
The pipes are made out of bamboo.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Village Market in China

Butcher Shop
Meat is sold in the open market without refrigeration.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Village Market in China

Meat on Display at Restaurant

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bulang Village, China

Bulang Woman with Gold Teeth

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bulang Village, China

Village Boy and Truck

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bulang Village, China

Bulang Girl Lost Her Shoe

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bulang Village, China

Cigarettes and Cell Phones in the Village

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bulang Village, China

Sale Transaction for Tea

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bulang Village, China

Daily Living - the Real China

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bulang Village, China

Bulang Village in the Hills
Main Street is Open and has Smells Sour

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Tibetan

Wild Tibetan Yak in the Mountain

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Tibetan

Tibetan Woman with Pipe

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Tibetan

Monestary Shangri-La

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Tibetan

Tibetan Woman Shangri-La

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Tibetan

Shangri-La Tibetan

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Mosuo

Mosuo Woman in Mourning

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Mosuo

Mosuo Little Girl

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Mosuo

Doing Laundry

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Mosuo

Mosuo Woman Going Home