June 6, 2010

Mambukal Mudpack Festival

Photograph by Alfonso Lizares, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

Held at the height of monsoon season, the Mambukal Mudpack Festival in Murcia, Negros Occidental, celebrates the harmony of man and nature and encourages environmentalism among young people. To get in the spirit, participants cover themselves with the rich soil known as Mambukal clay.

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Maxine Smith
Maxine Smith

I adore this photograph, it is simply beautiful the way the image has been captured.  The pensive poise of the person, which makes it look like a warrior (even if it is not) and the colour, is striking.  The photographs really brings all of this out.

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