14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Woman bathing another woman in milk on the shore of the Indian Ocean, Durban, South Africa

African women bathing each other in milk standing in the shallow of the Indian Ocean along Durban's golden beaches is sometimes seen amongst the bathers. A ritual that lasts about ten minutes before they cleanse themselves in the waves, calling out a pray - thankful for being alive.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Durban, South Africa
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Nicola Beykirch