This trio of young masais are in transition from boyhood to young warrior status. The ceremony includes circumcision and the youngsters dress in black robes with white makeup for a period of around 6 months as they progress into their new level of Masai culture.
Despite the facial decoration, these lads were outside a national park in Tanzania, not Kenya. Their cultural transition was being aided by tourist dollars.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 February 2018
Posted as part of Thursday Special