135 images for masai warrior

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    A large gathering of Maasai warriors,resplendent with long Ochred braids,listen to instructions from their chiefs and elders during a ceremony

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    Kenya,Kajiado,lpartimaro. Two Maasai warriors in full regalia. The headress of the man on the left is made from the mane of a lion while the one on the right is fringed with black ostrich feathers. Their traditional weaponry includes long-bladed spears and shields are made of buffalo hide.

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    During an eunoto ceremony when Maasai warriors become junior elders,their heads are shaved and they daub themselves with white clay.

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    Masai warriors doing the traditional jump dance, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    Africa, Kenya, Narok County, Masai Mara. Masai men dancing at their homestead.

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  • 862-03366149

    Kenya,Kajiado,Maparasha. A Maasai warrior resplendent with long,ochred braids. This singular form of hairstyle distinguishes warriors from the rest of their society. This man has looped his elongated and decorated earlobes over his ears - a common practice when walking through thorn scrub country to prevent the loops being snagged by thorns.

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    Africa, Kenya, Narok County, Masai Mara. Maasai Man dressed in traditional attire.

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  • 862-03366154

    A Maasai warrior,his face and body decorated with red ochre and clay,wears an ostrich feather headdress. This singular adornment was once worn by warriors going into battle and was likely designed to frighten an enemy.

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  • 862-03366157

    A Maasai warrior blows a trumpet fashioned from the horn of a Greater Kudu. The strap is decorated with cowrie shells. Kudu-horn trumpets are only sounded to call men to arms or on ceremonial occasions.

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    Maasai warriors take enormous trouble over their appearance especially their long hair,which is braided,Ochred and decorated with beaded ornaments. This singular hairstyle sets them apart from the rest of their community.

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  • 862-03366158

    During their dances,Maasai warriors take turns to leap high in the air from a standing position without bending their knees. They achieve this by flexing their ankles in a seemingly effortless way .

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  • 862-03366147

    A Maasai warrior in full battle cry,his long-bladed spear at the ready.

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    A Maasai Warrior watches a hot air balloon float over the Mara plains.

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    Maasai overlooking the Rift Valley,Tanzania

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  • 862-03366148

    A Maasai warrior in full regalia. He has stuck a porcupine quill in his beaded headband to add to his other decorations. His long,Ochred plaits have been drawn forward from the crown of his head and tied in three bunches.

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  • 862-03366152

    A Maasai warrior with his long braids and body coated with red ochre mixed with animal fat. He has put ochre dust round his eyes to enhance his appearance ready for a dance. The singular hairstyles of Maasai warriors sets them apart from other members of their society.

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  • 862-03366153

    A back view of a Maasai warrior resplendent with long ochred braids tied in a pigtail. This singular hairstyle sets him apart from other members of his society. His beaded belt is of a style only worn by warriors. The little copper bell-shaped ear ornament hanging from his elongated and decorated earlobe is also peculiar to the Maasai.

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    Masai Warrior Using Cell Phone

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    A Maasai warrior speaks on his mobile phone from the saddle of his camel near Lake Magadi in Kenyas Rift Valley Province.Mobile phones are a popular method of communicating with family and friends in remote areas of Kenya.

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    Masai Man in Traditional Dress Using Cell Phone, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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    Maasai warriors perform a welcome dance at a lodge in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

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  • 700-03893468

    Masai Warrior Using Cell Phone

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    Portrait of Masai Man

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  • 862-03355139

    A Maasai warrior with his hair styled in a most unusual way. His long braids have been wrapped tightly in leather,decorated with beads and tied in an arch over his head. A colobus monkey tail sets this singular hairstyle apart from the more traditional warrior styles.

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  • 862-05998371

    A family enjoys drinks at sunset on safari in Elerai Conservancy, near Amboseli National Park, Kenya.

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  • 862-03366159

    A Maasai warrior resplendent with his long ochred braids tied in a pigtail watches over his family's cattle,spear in hand. The singular hairstyle of warriors sets them apart from other members of their society.

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  • 862-03366241

    Two Maasai warriors watch a hot air balloon flight over Masai Mara.

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  • 862-03365965

    Kenya,Mount Kenya,Lewa Downs. Maasai warrior at Lewa Downs with Mount Kenya in background.

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  • 862-03366155

    Kenya,Trans-Mara,Lolgorien. The Maasai do not eat game meat or birds. Consequently,the wildlife in their vast grazing areas has been left relatively undisturbed. The warriors do hunt lions,however,when their cattle are killed. The warrior who spears a lion to death will make a busby-style headdress from its mane.

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    A group of Maasai warriors,resplendent with long Ochred braids,chat outside their traditional houses. These squat houses with rounded corners have roofs plastered with a mixture of soil and cow dung,so need regular repairs during rain.

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  • 862-03355148

    Maasai livestock watering at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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    Kenya. Traditionally dressed Maasai warriors and elders watch over their families herds in Masai Mara Game Reserve.

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  • 862-03821011

    Maasai warriors stride across the golden grass plains at the foot of Ol doinyo Lengai, the Maasais Mountain of God. Ol doinyo Lengai is the only active volcano in the Gregory Rift, an important section of the eastern branch of Africas Great Rift Valley system that stretches from northern Kenya into Northern Tanzania.

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  • 862-03437401

    A warrior of the Kisongo section of the Maasai with his long Ochred braids decorated with beaded ornaments. His broad armulet is typical of the Kisongo living in northern Tanzania where white is the preferred colour of their beadwork.

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    Portrait of Masai Warrior

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    Portrait of Masai Warrior

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  • 862-03366427

    Maasai men lead a camel caravan laden with equipment for a 'fly camp' (a small temporary camp) past Lake Magadi. Clouds hang low over the Nguruman Escarpment (a western wall of the Great Rift Valley) in the distance.

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    Maasai pastoralists water their livestock at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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  • 862-03366857

    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. A Maasai elder blesses a warrior by smearing the fat of a ceremonial ox on his face during an Eunoto ceremony when the warriors become junior elders and thenceforth are permitted to marry.

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  • 862-03366380

    Kenya,Laikipia Plateau. Laikipiak Maasai

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  • 862-03355152

    A Maasai warrior and a young herdsboy draw water for livestock from the deep wells at Naberera where cattle paths are cut deep into the soil to allow livestock nearer to the source of water.

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  • 862-03366150

    A Maasai warrior resplendent with long ochred braids. His body has been smeared with red ochre mixed with animal fat while parts of his face have been covered with ochre powder.

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    Maasai warrior framed by a flat topped acacia tree and Mt. Kenya (17,050 ft) .

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    Laikipiak Maasai

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    Kenya,Masai Mara National Reserve. A young boy on a family holiday dressed up and painted with ochre in the style of a Maasai warrior .

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    A Maasai warrior resplendent with long ochred braids tied in a pigtail at the back,puts red ochre on his friend's plaits. Red ochre is anatural earth,which is mixed with animal fat to the consistency of greasepaint.

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  • 862-03366011

    Kenya,Lewa Downs. Laikipiak Maasai moran (warrior) framed by an acacia tortilis tree with Mt. Kenya behind.

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    Laikipiak Maasai

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    Maasai moran (warrior) framed by an acacia tortilis tree with Mt. Kenya,17,050 ft behind,Lewa Downs,Kenya

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  • 862-03366151

    A Maasai warrior has daubed himself with red ochre mixed with animal fat to participate in a dance. His long ochred braids have been drawn forward from the crown of the head and tied in three places. This singular hairstyle sets warriors apart from the rest of their society.

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  • 862-03366013

    Kenya,Mount Kenya,Lewa Downs. Maasai warrior at Lewa Downs with Mount Kenya in background.

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  • 862-03437160

    Detail of a Maasai warrior's ear ornaments and other beaded or metal adornments. The Maasai practice of piercing ears in adolescence and gradually elongating the lobes is gradually dying out. This warrior's body and his long braids have been smeared with red ochre mixed with animal fat.

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  • 862-03355150

    A Maasai warrior drives his family's cattle to the Sanjan River in northern Tanzania

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  • 862-03366143

    Maasai warriors resplendent with long ochred braids relax and wait for the start of a ceremony. Red has always been their preferred colour.

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  • 862-03366846

    Kenya,Masai Mara National Reserve. A young boy on a family holiday dressed up and painted with ochre in the style of a Maasai warrior .

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  • 862-03366163

    Maasai warriors draw water from a deep well. The depth of wells is measured by the number of men required to bring water to the cattle troughs at the top of them. A three-man well will be about 24 feet deep since the buckets are thrown between the men in a rhythmic chant.

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    Laikipiak Maasai

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    One of the most important Maasai ceremonies is the eunoto when warriors become junior elders. Early one morning before the cattle are taken to pasture,their mothers shave their long ochred locks,which makes their appearance very different. One initiate can be seen blowing a Kudu horn trumpet.

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  • 862-03355161

    Maasai men,spears in hand,drive their laden donkeys across pristine volcanic grassland at the southern end of Lake Natron. Donkeys carry loads in leather panniers strapped loosely to their flanks

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    Africa, Kenya, Narok County, Masai Mara. Masai men and women dancing at their homestead.

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  • 862-03355146

    Maasai men,spears in hand,drive their laden donkeys across pristine volcanic grassland at the southern end of Lake Natron. Donkeys carry loads in leather panniers strapped loosely to their flanks.

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  • 862-03366383

    Laikipiak Maasai Girl Dancing

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    Kenya,Mount Kenya,Lewa Downs. Maasai warrior at Lewa Downs with Mount Kenya in background.

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    Laikipiak Maasai,

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    Masai warrior, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    Masai warrior, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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  • 862-03366831

    Kenya,Masai Mara National Reserve. A teenage boy on safari dances with the Maasai moran outside a manyatta at the entrance to Masai Mara Reserve.

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    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. A large gathering of Maasai warriors daub themselves with white clay during an Eunoto ceremony when the warriors become junior elders and thenceforth are permitted to marry.

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    Laikipiak Maasai

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    Africa, Kenya, Narok County, Masai Mara. Masai men dancing at their homestead

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  • 862-03821012

    Deep Maasai wells at Loibor Serrit where cattle paths are cut deep into the soil to allow livestock nearer to the source of water. Despite this immense amount of manual labour.Four fit, young men are necessary to bring water to the stock troughs about 30 feet above the water level at the bottom of the hand dug wells.

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    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. A large gathering of Maasai warriors dance in line as they return from daubing themselves with white clay during an Eunoto ceremony when the warriors become junior elders and thenceforth are permitted to marry.

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    Kenya,Masai Mara National Reserve. Young boy on safari in the Masai Mara dressed as a Maasai warrior and playing with a toy snake .

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    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. Three Maasai warriors with long ochred hair wearing the traditional beaded belts of warriors.

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    A Colourful Maasai livestock market near the towering extinct volcano of Kerimasi.

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    Masai warriors performing jumping dance, Serengeti Park, Tanzania, East Africa, Africa

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    Masai warrior in red, Masai Mara National Park, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. A large gathering of Maasai warriors during an Eunoto ceremony when the warriors become junior elders and thenceforth are permitted to marry.

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    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. A large gathering of Maasai warriors being blessed by women who sprinkle milk on them from gourds during an Eunoto ceremony when the warriors become junior elders and thenceforth are permitted to marry.

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    Feet Belonging to Masai Warrior

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    Masai moran hair braiding, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    Africa, Kenya, Narok County, Masai Mara. Masai men and women dancing at their homestead.

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    Masai Moran with Lengai, the Masai Mountain of God in background, Tanzania, East Africa, Africa

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    Masai man watching wind storm in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    Children learning about traditional plant uses from a Maasai guide, Masai Mara, Kenya.

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  • 862-03355128

    Old and new. Dressed traditionally and carrying familiar wooden staff,two young men give hints that the lifestyle of younger Maasai generations is changing gradually in Tanzania.

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  • 862-03366428

    In the early morning,Maasai men lead a camel caravan laden with equipment for a 'fly camp' (a small temporary camp) along the shores of Lake Magadi.

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    Maasai men lead a camel caravan laden with equipment for a 'fly camp' (a small temporary camp) close to Lake Magadi in beautiful late afternoon sunlight.

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    A Maasai meeting/trial,Olbalbal Village,Tanzania

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    Maasai livestock watering at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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