18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Narku Tribe

I was near Kundiawa in the Sumbu Province with the Narku Tribe of Bamug Village. They believe a ghost named Omo Masalai lives in a nearby cave and comes out to kill their innocent wives and men on hunting trips. I witnessed a skeleton dance in which the tribes ancestors protect the tribe from the ghost.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Sumbu Province of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Jeff Jensen