The Gurung people, like other east Asian featured peoples of Nepal such as Sherpa, Tamang, Thakali, Magar, Manaaggi, Mustaaggi, and Walunggi, are the indigenous people of Nepal's mountain valleys. Their ancestors practiced Bön (shamanism), later converting to Tibetan Buddhism.
Gurungs are an ethnic group that migrated from Tibet in the 6th century to the central region of Nepal. They live mainly on the southern flank of the Annapūrna mountain massif. Their numbers are estimated at about 200,000. The Gurung speak a language of the Tibeto-Burman family. Many are Lamaist Buddhists in religion, while others have adopted Hinduism. They make their living in agriculture and livestock raising.
Strange that this child was playing with her siblings, while the other children that we encountered were all dressed up in uniforms and making their way to school..
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williewhistler (14999) 2013-02-25 6:12
Hello May,the direct contact with those big brown eyes give the portrait a lot of impact and great charm.
The skin colour is good and the background nicely out of focus,it`s a lovely travel shot.
Kind regards Les.
wolf38 (31282) 2013-02-25 7:36
Hello May I compliment to this successful portrait - it is really nice. Above all, the eyes are very expressive. Perfect composition, great color and light.
leo61 (0) 2013-02-25 8:49
I just voted for some of your fotopedia photos and now I found this fantastic portrait.
A good clseup and she is placed perfect in your composition.
Her big eyes are wonderful!!!!
siudzi (34119) 2013-02-25 10:43
Lovely portrait picture of this cute girl. Love the expression and her amazing eyes! Truly excellent work. Very well done.
spigola (473) 2013-02-25 11:04
An excellent composition and a very beautiful portrait - the look in the little girl's eyes is so piercing, almost shooting through the heart!
Thanks for sharing!
JFS (32459) 2013-03-02 7:38
I missed this powerful portrait too. The regard of this girl impresses me, such big and deep eyes! The pic is very good. Thanks!
lpi (4857) 2013-03-02 22:54
quel beau portrait et quel beau regard!
J'aime les beaux yeux de cet enfant!
macjake (58862) 2013-03-03 4:26
wow, how beautiful is this!?!
what a photo, maybe the best photo in your gallery.
The eyes are stunning, and the hair.
I'm totally captiveated as the viewer
stunning photo May
Hanssie (10429) 2013-03-10 3:23
Such a strong photo with these speaking eyes !
Great work from you !