Lion Guardian Kamunu Saitoti jumping - a traditional Maasai activity

Kamunu Saitoti, winner of the "Most Improved Lion Guardian" award, is shown here jumping to celebrate. In the Maasai culture, it is traditional for men to engage in this competitive jumping activity, which is used to show the murrans, or warriors', stamina and strength...and to impress the girls! Kamunu is showing how high he can jump and having a great time in the process.

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