May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016

Fortune Favors the Bold

Photograph by Gianni Bulacio, National Geographic Your Shot

In the highland province of Canas in Peru, women dressed in traditional costumes ascend a hill, “where they will dance and sing to give encouragement to the participants of the battle of Chiaraje,” writes Your Shot member Gianni Bulacio, who submitted this photo. The ritual battle is fought to ensure the fertility and abundance of the land. “Their songs raise the request for the protection of the apus [mountain spirits] for communities and their warriors, as well as for crops and livestock.”

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5 comments
Evans Bet
Evans Bet

The beauty of colors is seen when the environment is full of life and well protected form pollution ,like in this photo the land/mountain is green.

Gianni Bulacio
Gianni Bulacio

What a surprise!! thank you very much to the editors of National Geographic and all of you for all the comments. I'm looking for where to publish this incredible history and all the work behind the Photo. Any publisher interested?

Light for All and, Respect our land ! 


Piotr Kulczycki
Piotr Kulczycki

I love the contrast between women clothes and surrounding landscape. It's just great!

Cabin W.
Cabin W.

Wonderful contrasts... Love this

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