15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Gule Wamkulu dancer

The Gule Wamkulu is a secret society in Malawi (Chewa) who cover themselves in animal skins and get in touch with the ancient spirits by dancing and kicking up dust at special ceremonies.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Ntchisi, Malawi
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Alison Bays