Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

This week, Ann-Christine leads the “Surprise” theme.

In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.

David Steindl-Rast

Ann-Christine’s theme gives me a chance to go through my photo archives, and I recall many surprises moments we have had during travels. For this theme, I’d like to share the whirling dancing that we saw on the Nile cruise with you. Hope you’ll enjoy.

We didn’t know what to expect when our tour guide announce the dancing event before dinner. The last performance of the night was truly a surprise. I recorded this amazing dancing with my iPhone.

In Egypt, the practice of whirling has been adapted as tanoura. The word tanoura or tannoura refers to the colorful skirt worn by the whirler, with a color representing each Sufi order. For more click here.

Ann-Christine found great surprises in nature. Beautiful captures, as always. ! You don’t want to miss it, take a look.

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The team has a special “surprise” for July. We will be hosting the theme “Seasons” for the entire month, and are announcing the sequence in advance. The schedule will be:
July 4    Amy  Summer
July 11  Tina  Spring
July 18  Patti  Autumn/Fall
July 25  Ann-Christine  Winter

60 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

  1. Wow!!!! Never been to Egypt … but they have similar male dancing in Turkey, but they are dressed in white. This more magical … love how he uses two “skirts” – Great video – thanks for sharing.

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