14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Maasai Spear Throwers

Employing citizens to demonstrate their culture and way of life is inherently sustaining. The lodge where this was taken is in the middle of Maasai territory in Tanzania. There is nothing around but savannah where the Maasai graze their cattle. The lodge that is the center of the tourist attraction is made of native mud, dung and sticks. The authentic environment enables to local people to live their lifestyle while entertaining tourists in that environment. These warriers hit the hanging wood target with their spears during a spear-throwing demonstration.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © John Beckman