November 23, 2009

Tightrope Performer, India

Photograph by Eric Kruszewski

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Street performers sometimes line the path leading to Jaisalmer Fort's entrance. As tourists pass by, the locals encourage them to watch their family's special talents. One family is proud of their daughter's ability to traverse a tightrope in a rather unique fashion; she does it on her knees (with the assistance of a metal plate) and pushes herself along only with her toes. Under the cover of circling birds, with the fort illuminated in the early morning, this young girl performs her soaring, balancing act.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2009 National Geographic Expeditions Photo Contest.


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