The Baliem Valley is one of the places which are not reached by civilization. Animals are treated almost as family members.
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abak (231) 2005-11-25 14:51
shayes (499) 2005-11-25 14:52
Wow! I definitely learned something today. Incredibly shot! Thanks for sharing!
sarju (5324) 2005-11-25 14:58
Definitely a very powerful shot you have shown here. It depicts the harmony between the humans and rest of the living organisms very well.
Incredible photo .... bravo
regards .... Sarju
PS: I must admit that my initial reacation was that of shock when I saw this photo but it grew up as a good admiration. thank you
Geo (1243) 2005-11-25 15:05
This is not a scene witnessed often in the Western world. Thank you for sharing this great shot. It really opens our eyes to other views of the relationship between man and his environment. Which is civilization?
Galeota (10338) 2005-11-25 15:53
This is definitely a surprising scene with an ethnical interest that goes far beynd the simple composition aesthetics. I just can't help being touched, somehow, by this image, without being able to immediately situate the reason of my trouble (although it isn't very difficult). Slightly overexposed, with a disturbing burnt out sky, but nevertheless an amazing travel photograph. I really appreciate your post.
THAR (3871) 2005-11-25 16:46
Photo extraordinaire malgré le ciel un peu grillé!Belle composition au bon moment!Bravo!
Luko (14000) 2005-11-25 17:40
I'm happy to see some pics about the tribal melanesian way of living, perhaps more familar to me as I grew up in the ex New Hebrides, at the south east opposite of the pacific melanesian ark, starting from Vanuatu and ending precisely in Papua Barat (note for Adam, there's no more IRIAN Jaya, that ugly acronym,, the region is now called West Papua or Papua Barat).
Closeness to pigs is a common thing all over the melanesian ark : therefore I'm only little surprised with this scene, I have been sleeping with pigs in a few occasions when staying overnight in remote villages...
Keep the shots coming, Aleksandra, this is very interesting.
simonekarl (404) 2005-11-25 17:55
Like many my first impression was that of shock, as I was suprised.
But that's what TE is all about.... learning.
It is not very often that we in the western world get to see images of places that are so remote and untouched by technology and worst of all political correctness.
Technically speaking the sky is over exposed. Thanks sharing and educating. Thanks to Luko too for sharing his knowledge with us too.
don_narayan (2014) 2005-11-25 21:01
Wow, now this photo exemplifies what TrekEarth is all about... "learning about the world through photography." I have never seen such a thing... a truely fascinating shot. thanks for sharing it.
huahoa (3698) 2005-11-25 21:31
Impressionnante photo !
Les couleurs reflètent bien le côté exotique.
Merci pour votre témoignage
Clairedelune (4923) 2005-11-25 23:15
True, for me it's as surprising as many others said. I don't want though to enter in the debate about what is civilization, nature, etc. That's a different culture, and I appreciate to be able to see that difference. And it's why I like your picture. It show me a beautiful woman who embrace with her arms the animal and the kid. This is a touching gesture that are universally understood, I guess. Yes, the sky is overexposed, but so what! Great picture and thank you!
kinginexile (2598) 2005-11-25 23:26
Thanks for this shot which is truly different from so many heaped day after day in our galleries, as far as travel in pretendingly exotic locales. That one is still far-out on account of exotism! You sure inspire us to walk the extra mile and reach for the rare image. Bravo!
tinamunk3 (6408) 2005-11-26 5:07
I'm speachless - but thanks for sharing :O)
oochappan (16355) 2005-11-26 6:25
Striking, was speachless for a moment but then couldn't stop laughing, still ...
Amazing relationships here with "family members" but then again, my dog feeded my cat ... maybe not good comparison.
This gets a biiiiig smiley for dary originality showing untouched areas of civilation and their habits ... or is it not so untouched anymore now that you passed ?
I can understand that the quality of the background even suffered a bit under this striking tight portrait.
bnallama (3763) 2005-11-26 9:21
Yes very striking photo. TFS. Bala
Amellia (1862) 2005-11-26 11:41
wow niesamowita fotografia, nigdy nie widziałam aby człowiek karmił zwierzęta, to się nazywa zgranie z natura, niezwykłe, wspaniale wypatrzone, bardzo mi sie podoba;))
Motrem (2392) 2005-11-26 20:16
Incroyable scène... Merci du partage!
p_ozyilmaz (125) 2006-06-11 7:26
oh my god!!!thank you sharing. your photo was impressed me very much. I thought everybody is impressed, too.
Liekje (574) 2006-06-11 7:45
Wow! Actually I don't have anything to add to what's been said before about this picture, but I too like the harmony and the first reaction we as "western civilised" people have :)
I could only give a 2 point credit, but would give more if I could.
Xplorator (667) 2006-06-28 16:25
Simply amazing that today we still have such privilege of seing human race in all its splendor and ethnogaphic diversity.
stevep (556) 2006-07-17 5:07
Wow! What a capture! The lighting could have been better blah blah.....The technicalities of this photo are irrelevant, it's simply an amazing slice of life. Wow! Thank you for posting this....
wolf38 (31284) 2006-07-18 12:35
An unusual and very well taken photo. One hardly believes, what one sees. Very well. Perfect frame. Many greetings, Wolfgang
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2008-01-12 4:26
Wow, very special picture!!! Thanks for sharing!
taypejka (1689) 2009-02-02 6:19
Ujecie rzeczywiscie robi wrazenie i sprawia ze zaczynamy sobie zdawac sprawe ze gdzies indziej wszystko moze wygladac inaczej. Jak tam dotarłas, czy to była zorganizowana wycieczka? Moj znajomy był w Papui poprzez zagraniczne biuro podróży które organizowało wyprawy do takich wiosek, aby mozna było zobaczyc kawalek zycia tubylców, inscenizowano nawet jakies walki i rytuały plemienne. Pozdrawiam serdecznie
mrichat (1737) 2011-11-23 20:57
OH MY GOD !!!
What did you present my friend Aleksandra!! I'm just speachless.I'm just shocked on visiting TE today morning.Its beyond my words to appriciate your work.All i can do is to take it on my favourite list.
Greetings from india.Thank you for sharing such a outstanding humourous picture.
- Copyright: Aleksandra Jablonska (PAJ) (143)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-7070WZ
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/45 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Pasandida, Gul791's Favourit [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-25 14:50
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