Wednesday, July 5, 2017

#Photography for the Beautiful 7/6

Pamplona, Spain

A protest against bullfighting takes place in front of the city hall on the eve of the San Fermin festival, which includes the running of the bulls

Photograph: Alvaro Barrientos/AP

I won't normally present photographs of protests or any type of conflict ... but ... when they protest bullfighting, I'm in.  I have been to a bullfight, many years ago ... and I have never wanted to go to another of those abhorrent bloodbaths.

Kathmandu, Nepal

An artist in traditional costume waits to perform in pre-celebrations for the Dalai Lama’s 82nd birthday

Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Maybe you can figure out the costume but good luck figuring out the instrument.  It appears to have two strings and is played with a bow over a most unusual soundbox.

Manila, Philippines

Contestants at the 2017 Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant

Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

I've been kind of penurious with bunny pictures of late mostly because I don't want people coming around just because Ithaka has the hot babes.  So here's a whole lotta bunnies but I do have one tiny question:  what could she possibly reduce?

Birdsville, Australia

A contestant in the Bashville Drags, a fundraising running race for the Royal Flying Doctors service. The event is part of the Big Red Bash in Queensland, a music festival billed as the most remote in the world

Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

It seems this last Pride Day was the most celebratory and least combative I've ever seen ... evolution in action maybe.

Osnabrück, Germany

One-day old elephant Minh-Tan stands between his mother Douanita, left, and his sister Sita in their enclosure at the city zoo

Photograph: Friso Gentsch/AFP/Getty Images

The infant elephant couldn't possibly have grown that much in a single day so somehow mother delivered it without it turning into a scene from "Alien" in which the baby explodes forth and it doesn't go so well for the mother.

New York City, US

Crowds watch the 41st annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks

Photograph: Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic

They had something of a party in New York last night.  The photograph looks heavily-tricked but the result is almost like something by Norman Rockwell with maybe a touch of Leroy Nieman

Note:  after bringing you a baby elephant, no chance I'll leave out fireworks.

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