21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Asaro Mudmen

The Asaro Mudmen create ghostly masks, deterring rival tribes from their sacred land. Concealed as spirits, they lie in wait within the forest, ready to defend when the opportune moment arrives.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Asaro, Papua New Guinea
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Tyler Schiffman