16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Surekha perched fruit tree

Surekha, a 14-year-old girl from a remote rural area of Nepal, has perched upon a tree to eat some fruits. In some areas, menstruating women are not allowed to touch trees like the Peepal tree (a tree that represents the God Vishnu) and fruits.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Nepal
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Maria Contreras Coll