Monday, June 20, 2011

The Maori Haka

A dance where the whole body 'speaks', even the tongue, the eyes and the voice.  Some hakas are welcoming and joyful, some are ferocious, powerful and aggressive:

14 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those are some impressive expressions!! Well captured, Karen! blessings ~ tanna

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Great captures of the face expressions!

Robin said...

Karen, great shots. These people have always fascinated me. I can only imagine what the first explorers thought when they first encountered them!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Gee, I think I might have bad dreams tonight.

Scott said...

What fun!!!

janc@mac.com said...

Such expressiveness. Your photos captured the pinnacle of their body language.

Janie2 said...

Body languge is a good thing and you sure were in the right place to see it. Great post.

Sandra said...

interesting but a little scary looking to me. great shots karen

Loyce said...

I love how you captured these faces; big, upfront, right in your face. What a fun way to express yourself.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

wow you certainly did capture their expressions. Big and bold as well. So many new experiences you must be enjoying. Thank you also for your visit.

Mersad said...

Very, VERY Expressive images Karen. Love it. You captured their faces beautifully. I haven't visited your blog since you went on your trip. Caching up now. Been on a photo-heavy vacation myself so now I'm going through yours... :)

MyMaracas said...

Wonderful captures!

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Jorge Muñoz said...

Hi Karen, long time not see. Great photos of gestures. The photo of Mills Bay is just fantastic.