Thanks all for your comments. Sorry it took me a while to answer, I went away for a bit.
Anyway, I'm glad that a some others like the shots, I know I do.
Interested in Brandt's comments. Personally I'm not so bothered about people's backs being to the camera
but I guess that is a matter of taste. As for the lack of context I'm not convinced the viewer needs to be told everything. For what it is worth, these are Masai Morans
(young warriors, although they don't do so much warring these days). The nominally interesting landscape is Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain and the world's tallest in terms of tot to bottom height. The Morans are doing a Masai dance (basically an exercise to see which one can jump the highest) for the benefit of some American tourists. What I found funny about the series was the fact that the Morans were totally into the whole thing - I was there and I can assure you that their enthusiasm was not faked - in contrast to the supremely bored tourists.
I'm kind of interested in the Masai. They are a completely unique ethnic group in East Africa whose language is basically unrelated to all other 50+ local dialects. They have staunchly refused to "modernise", in contrast to all the other tribes here, and very much march to the beat of their own drum. They dress in those clothes in real life, not just for the benefit of tourists. They measure their wealth in terms of livestock, not money. There is a charming theory that the Masai are descendants of one of Mark Anthony's lost Roman legions in Egypt. This is due to their Toga like attire, their weaponry, and their use of formations such as The Tortoise in combat. All of these things are unique in East Africa. Sadly, although I would dearly love to believe this theory it seems a bit far fetched.