One my last day at Ilha de Mocambique, I wanted to wander around the houses that are by the sea. They form like a labyrinth, with every turn offering a potential surprise.
I ultimately found a narrow path between two houses, leading directly to the shore. When I got there, there were 2 kids chatting. They had a quick look at me, did not even seem surprised to see me there, and started chatting again, as if I was not there, trying to capture their shadows in the sunset.
Lions are organized in prides, led by a group of males.
Their role is to protect the group and its territory from other males.
When young, male lions (usually brothers) would associate to try to take control of a territory for themselves, by chasing away the other males and mating with the females. During that "conquest", the winning males would inevitably kill the cubs of the defeated pride, to guarantee the supremacy of their own genes.
"The pride of Mumbai"
This week will be dedicated to portraits of children I took during my trips in India.
I remember walking through the streets of Mumbai a few years ago, chatting with people who were surprised to see me in the small streets far away from the touristic areas.
One afternoon I came across a little boy who insisted for me to take a photo of him. I was very happy to execute, and to share the result on the screen.
Just after looking at the screen, he ran away without a word and disappeared inside a small house made of wood and metal.
A bit disappointed he had left so quickly, I started walking away from the scene when I heard him calling me, running in my direction.
I was more than surprised to see him running through the crowd, carrying a baby, trying to avoid the flow of the crowd. I was so scared he would drop the baby by running into someone who was not paying attention.
When he reached me, he simply said "my sister", and looked at me with the eyes of a proud older brother.
I immediately understood he wanted to me to take another portrait, of him holding his sister.
I'll never forget the sparkle and pride in his eyes.
Photo @matthieu.rivart.official #explorephotographinspire