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portrait of a Naga

I visited Allahabad to photograph the nagas at Kumbh mela - the largest gathering of humans on the planet. It was a surreal experience and also difficult than i anticipated. Naga sadhus are knows to be very violent and so getting closer to photograph them was a challenge. I was shoved away overtime i tried getting closer or tried chatting up. at dawn,Just before sunrise i was wandering trying to get a glimpse of them before the action began and came across this interesting juxtaposition.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: allahabad, India
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Copyright: © Sahil Lodha