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a Buddhist monk dressed for the black-hat dance, Bhutan
July 25, 2015

Black-Hat Dancer

A monk pauses for a breath before dancing out into the crowd at the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival in central Bhutan. The festival celebrates “the auspicious migration of the endangered black-necked crane from Tibet to Bhutan in the winter months,” writes Your Shot member Vincent Roazzi, who captured the monk before the traditional black-hat dance at the Gangtey Monastery. “I tried to find a unique perspective on the festival dances by going behind the scenes and venturing inside Gangtey Monastery, where I found monks preparing intricate costumes for masked dances,” he writes.

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Photograph by Vincent Roazzi Jr., National Geographic Your Shot

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