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samburu moran # I, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
- prior to attending lmuget le nkarna (celebration of 10 years as a warrior) samburu moran (warriors) wash
by the edge of a dam before applying red ocre to their bodies.
samburu moran # III, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

samburu moran # IV, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

warriors washing, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
samburu moran # V, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- prior to attending lmuget le nkarna (celebration of 10 years as a warrior) samburu moran (warriors) wash
by the edge of a dam.
samburu moran # III, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
samburu moran # II, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- prior to attending lmuget le nkarna (celebration of 10 years as a warrior) samburu moran (warriors) wash
by the edge of a dam and groom each other.
sleeping moran, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
moran necklace, northern kenya
kura and samburu moran, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
samburu moran, dawn, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- a moran prepares himself prior to attending his graduation to community elder.
moran, rapony langi kippian, marsabit, northern kenya
lmuget le nkarna # I, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
- a samburu is a moran (warrior) for 13 years, lmuget le nkarna is held after 10 years and celebrates this
time and that a warrior can now take a bride.
lmuget le nkarna # II, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

lmuget le nkarna # III, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

necklace, northern kenya
lmuget le nkarna # IV, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # V, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # VI, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # VIII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # IX, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # X, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XI, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
untitled, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- at dawn, moran take a camel to slaughter.
untitled # II, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XVIII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
- during lmuget le nkarna, each morning before dawn, a cow or goat is taken out of the village and slaughtered by the moran who then drink the blood from the beast.
lmuget le nkarna # XVII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XV, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XIV, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XIII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- the blood is drunk from the neck of the beast.
lmuget le nkarna # XII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XIX, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XX, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XXIII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
- the meat is then cut from the beasts and hung over a central tree, it will then be cooked over open fires
and placed on the ground under the same tree.
lmuget le nkarna # XXV, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XXII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XXI, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XXIV, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- the moran will feast on the cooked meat from under the tree, then sleep around the tree to protect the meat from lion and hyena, feasting again when they wake.
lmuget le nkarna # XXVI, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- sleeping warrior
cow head and skin, morans house, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

house, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

elders gather, dawn, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- elders gather at dawn and prepare a circle of cow dung inside which the ceremony will be held; graduation to community elder.
elders gather # II, dawn, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

elders gather # III, dawn, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- elders gather around the outside of circle of cow dung inside which the ceremony itself is held; graduation to community elder.
cattle, dawn, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.

- cattle are bought into the circle and blessed before being slaughtered.
lmuget le nkarna # XXVIII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
- once the moran have left with the meat women are summoned from the village to pick over the carcasses
and cook the offal over fires arranged in a straight line
lmuget le nkarna # XXIX, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XXI, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XXXII, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
lmuget le nkarna # XXX, sasaab village, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya.
offal and blood in goat skin, northern kenya
untitled, samburu women, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
untitled samburu women # II, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
untitled samburu women # III, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
samburu moran, west gate conservancy, northern kenya
samburu moran # II, west gate conservancy, northern kenya
untitled # I, kisima hamsini, sera conservancy, northern kenya

- a young herdsman washes in the water collected for his cattle from a deep hole dug through the calcrete surface rock to reach the natural reservoir beneath (kisima hamsini/fifty wells)
untitled # II, kisima hamsini, sera conservancy, northern kenya

- in the dry season Samburu, Rendile and Boran tribesmen coexist here in an uneasy equilibrium with the wildlife, by days herdsman bring cows to water, but nights belong to elephants.
untitled # III, kisima hamsini, sera conservancy, northern kenya

untitled # I, kisima hamsini, sera conservancy, northern kenya

- moran armed with illegal weapons watch over their cattle. Cattle raiding has a long history in this area where AK-47s imported from somalia can easily be acquired.
untitled # IV, kisima hamsini, sera conservancy, northern kenya

- in the dry season Samburu, Rendile and Boran tribesmen coexist here in an uneasy equilibrium with the wildlife, by days herdsman bring cows to water, but nights belong to elephants.
untitled, ewaso nyiro river, biliquo bulesa community conservancy, northern kenya

- herders bring livestock down to the river in large herds once every two days to take water, the remainder of the time they graze in the bush.
untitled # V, kisima hamsini, northern kenya

- a samburu moran (warrior) watches over his herd of cattle at kisima hamsini, carrying with him one of the many illegal weapons owned by the warriors.
untitled # I, cattle market, meibae community conservancy, nothern kenya

- bringing cattle to market; the vast majority of people living in the northern rangelands earn a living from livestock, and have done for centuries.
untitled # II, cattle market, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya



untitled # III, cattle market, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

untitled # IV, cattle market, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

untitled # V, cattle market, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

- herders wrestle to get access to a central boma where a buyer waits to purchase livestock.
untitled # VI, cattle market, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

untitled # VII, cattle market, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

untitled # VIII, cattle market, meibae conservancy, nothern kenya

- a moran waits in a boma for a buyer to inspect his livestock. As a member of a community conservancy
he can sell to the conservancy trust at a better than market price.
cattle market, meibae, northern kenya

- cattle sold outside the trust is brought to a local market; a journey which may take days, where it must be
sold at the available price on that day, and sale is not guaranteed.
untitled, cattle market, meibae, northern kenya
untitled # II, cattle market, meibae, northern kenya
collecting water, bore hole, biliquo bulesa community conservancy, northern kenya
samburu moran # IV, constructing a boma, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya
boma, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya
samburu moran # V, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya
samburu shelter, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya

samburu women # III collecting grass seed, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya

- grass seed originally from ruko conservancy near lake baringo is sown on land degarded by overgrazing by the people of westgate conservancy.
sacks of grass seed, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya

- grass seed is harvested, re sown in other degraded area's and excess sold.
washing at the end of the day, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya


untitled, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya

- samburu women remove acasia trees from degraded land to make way for seeding.
degraded land, west community conservancy, northern kenya
knives used to cut acasia trees, northern kenya
moran detail with mirror, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
moran detail with pencils, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
untitled samburu moran # II, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
untitled samburu moran and women # I, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
moran, listening to music, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya
guarding cattle against lion, west gate community conservancy, northern kenya
warrior school, ewaso lions, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya

- ewaso lions founded warrior watch in order to involve moran (warriors) in wildlife conservation. Moran
spend more time in wildlife area's than anyone else in the community.
warrior school # II, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya

- traditionally moran don't attend school. In return for reports of wildlife sightings, human-wildlife conflicts, poaching etc, they receive lessons and a small food stipend.
warrior school # III, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya

- the overall goal is to promote human-predator coexistence, reduce human-wildlife conflict, build capacity, increase awareness of importance of wildlife by engaging the morans.
water container, northern kenya
warrior school # III, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya

- Ewaso Lions works with local community leaders to select warriors. They train warriors on wildlife ecology, conservation, communication, security issues, and the value of wildlife.
kori bustard and moran, northern kenya
moran, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya
moran # II, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya
moran # I, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
moran and white goat, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
slaughtered goat, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
drinking the blood of the goat, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
drinking the blood of the goat # II, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
untitled, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
young moran and goat, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
moran, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya
samburu moran, monitoring elephant, samburu national park, northern kenya
gate, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya
wall interior, northern kenya
toilet, northern kenya
game viewing vehicles, samburu national park, northern kenya

-as a result of the increased security the safari industry, a pillar of the kenyan economy, is also beginning to return tourists to an area most would have previously feared to tread.
lioness, northern kenya
runners, lewa marathon, lewa conservancy, northern kenya
runners, kom peace marathon, kom, northern kenya

- in june each year a series of marathons are held across the community conservancies, the aim to
provide an opportunity for communication and contact between all ethnicities.
runner, kom peace marathon, kom, northern kenya

- the marathons are open to anyone, most are young men, some warriors (moran) and an increasing
number of women are now running. Most runners don't train at all and run bare foot.
1st place, namunyak marathon, namunyak community conservancy, northern kenya.

- the prizes differ greatly to those afforded to the winners of the marathons we hear of in london and
new york, a prize bull to the winner of the kom marathon.
1st place (women), namunyak marathon, namunyak conservancy, northern kenya.

- most run for nothing more than a packet of glucose sweets, however, the winner receives a prize breeding
bull which will secure the families future and drives all to try.
runner, namunyak marathon, namunyak community conservancy, northern kenya.

- a runner collapses at the finish line of the namunyak marathon, in her hand she's holding the paper
number that she was given at the start.
runner, kom peace marathon, kom, northern kenya.

- a runner is carried across the line by suppporters.
runner # II, namunyak marathon, namunyak community conservancy, northern kenya.

- runners collapse after finishing the namunyak marathon.
runner # III, namunyak marathon, namunyak community conservancy, northern kenya.

- a father attempts to revive his daughter at the end of the namunyak marathon.
runner # II, kom peace marathon, kom, northern kenya.

- a nurse attends to a runners foot at the finish of the kom marathon.
runner # IV, namunyak marathon, namunyak community conservancy, northern kenya.

- at the finish of the namunyak marthon.
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