Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lioness, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lioness, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Life is difficult for Maasai women. They are responsible for gathering the water, milking the cows, building the shelter, cooking, collecting firewood and maintaining the fire.

Lioness and Cubs, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lioness and Cubs, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The lionesses in a pride often synchronise their reproductive cycles so that they cooperate in the raising and suckling of the young.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Maasai measure a man's wealth by the number of cattle, sheep and goats he owns.

 The Maasai diet consists of raw meat, raw milk, and raw blood from cattle.

The Maasai diet consists of raw meat, raw milk, and raw blood from cattle.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Gazelles, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Gazelles, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lion, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lion, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The illmuran (teenage warriors) are responsible for protecting the village, serving as messengers for the elders, and going on raids to steal livestock from neighboring villages. They become a very close band of fighters and participate in song and dance regularly.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Buffalo, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Buffalo, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Friction Fire, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Friction Fire, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Maasai start fires using friction from two sticks to create the heat. The fuel consists of cow dung or dried grass.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Adding oxygen to the fire.

Giraffe, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Giraffe, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Male giraffes use their necks as weapons in combat, a behavior known as "necking".

Elephants, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Elephants, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

This stillborn calf head is used in livestock fertility rituals.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Adumu (competitive jumping dance) is performed during a ten day long ceremony of singing, dancing, feasting, and ritual during which boys become warriors. Those who jump the highest and last the longest are considered especially desirable by the women of the group.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The piercing and stretching of earlobes is common among the Maasai.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lioness, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lioness and Cubs, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
 The Maasai diet consists of raw meat, raw milk, and raw blood from cattle.
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Gazelles, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lion, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Buffalo, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Friction Fire, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Giraffe, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Elephants, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lioness, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Life is difficult for Maasai women. They are responsible for gathering the water, milking the cows, building the shelter, cooking, collecting firewood and maintaining the fire.

Lioness and Cubs, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The lionesses in a pride often synchronise their reproductive cycles so that they cooperate in the raising and suckling of the young.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Maasai measure a man's wealth by the number of cattle, sheep and goats he owns.

The Maasai diet consists of raw meat, raw milk, and raw blood from cattle.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Gazelles, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Lion, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The illmuran (teenage warriors) are responsible for protecting the village, serving as messengers for the elders, and going on raids to steal livestock from neighboring villages. They become a very close band of fighters and participate in song and dance regularly.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Buffalo, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Friction Fire, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Maasai start fires using friction from two sticks to create the heat. The fuel consists of cow dung or dried grass.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Adding oxygen to the fire.

Giraffe, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Male giraffes use their necks as weapons in combat, a behavior known as "necking".

Elephants, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

This stillborn calf head is used in livestock fertility rituals.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Adumu (competitive jumping dance) is performed during a ten day long ceremony of singing, dancing, feasting, and ritual during which boys become warriors. Those who jump the highest and last the longest are considered especially desirable by the women of the group.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The piercing and stretching of earlobes is common among the Maasai.

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