January 27, 2012

Cave Painting, Papua New Guinea

Photograph by Amy Toensing, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

For generations people in the region have marked cave walls with stenciled handprints. These prints were made with clay-based paint, but in other caves, crimson stains tell the story of a bloody initiation ritual for young men.

See more pictures from the February 2012 feature story "Last of the Cave People."

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