104 images for masai warriors kenya

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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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  • 862-08090822

    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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  • 862-08090825

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

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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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  • 862-03366154

    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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    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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  • 862-03366157

    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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  • 862-03366304

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

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    Maasai warrior, Mt Suswa, Kenya, Africa

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

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    Maasai overlooking the Rift Valley,Tanzania

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    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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    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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    Portrait of Masai Warrior

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

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

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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 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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  • 862-03365965

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

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  • 862-03366358

    Laikipiak Maasai,

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

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

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    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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  • 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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    Masai warrior, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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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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  • 862-03366380

    Kenya,Laikipia Plateau. Laikipiak Maasai

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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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  • 862-03365975

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

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  • 862-03366012

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

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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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  • 862-03366007

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

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  • 862-03366356

    Laikipiak Maasai

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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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  • 862-03366845

    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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  • 862-03366852

    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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  • 862-08090826

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

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  • 862-03366355

    Laikipiak Maasai

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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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    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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  • 841-02720792

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

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  • 862-08090832

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

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    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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  • 862-03437168

    Laikipiak Maasai

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  • 862-03366145

    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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  • 862-08090824

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

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  • 862-03366383

    Laikipiak Maasai Girl Dancing

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  • 862-03366856

    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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  • 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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  • 862-03366853

    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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  • 862-03366889

    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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  • 862-03366379

    Laikipiak Maasai

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  • 862-08090827

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

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    Masai warrior in red, Masai Mara 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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    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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  • 862-03366851

    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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  • 841-02901888

    Masai moran hair braiding, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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  • 862-03366426

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

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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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    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. A large gathering of Maasai warriors wait instructions from the elders after 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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    Masai warrior jumping in mid air during traditional dance, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

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

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    Kenya,Masai Mara National Reserve. A boy on a family safari assists a Maasai warrior as he demonstrates the art of making fire.

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    A Maasai elder herds his cattle near the foothills of Ol doinyo Orok (the Black Mountain).

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    Africa, Kenya, Narok County, Masai Mara. Masai elders dressed in traditional attire at their homestead, preparing for one of their customary ceremonies.

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  • 862-05998367

    Maasai guide with children on a walking safari, Elerai Conservancy, near Amboseli National Park, Kenya.

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    Maasai men ride camels in the dry bush country at Olorgasailie,situated between Nairobi and Lake Magadi.

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

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    Two Maasai men ride camels near Lake Magadi in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Although the Maasai do not customarily keep camels,much of the semi-arid land of southern Maasailand is more suited to camels than cattle.

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    Kenya, Mara North Conservancy. A young guest plays with a Maasai guide.

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    Kenya,Laikipia Plateau. Laikipiak Maasai

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    Africa,Kenya,Kajiado District,Ol doinyo Orok. A large gathering of Maasai warriors dance with raised sticks after 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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    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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    Boy with Maasai guides looking for baboon spiders in Elerai Conservancy, near Amboseli National Park, Kenya. The tarantulas can be lured from their burrows by scratching a grass stem on the ground, imitating the sound of passing prey, such as crickets and beetles.

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    Kenya. Detail of the traditional Masai red costume.

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    Kenya. Detail of the traditional Masai red costume.

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    An extensive network of huge caves and tunnels honeycombs the extinct volcano at Suswa. They were formed when lava continued to flow underground long after the exposed upper crust had cooled and solidified.

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    An extensive network of huge caves and tunnels honeycombs the extinct volcano at Suswa. They were formed when lava continued to flow underground long after the exposed upper crust had cooled and solidified.

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    Group Of Masai People in Traditional Dress

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