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The Bear festival is an annual tradition taking place every winter when New Year is approaching, Men and women of all ages dress in bear skins and dance to the rhythm of flutes and percussion to drive away evil spirits and welcome the New Year. ⁠ The show is called “Ursul, The Bear Dance Festival”, and is a ritual that symbolizes the death and rebirth of time. A tradition, preserved since ancient times that is still kept alive today.⁠ This image was 1st WINNER at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Italia Photo Contest 2018

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CHASING SPIRITS (him)

The Bear festival is an annual tradition taking place every winter when New Year is approaching, Men and women of all ages dress in bear skins and dance to the rhythm of flutes and percussion to drive away evil spirits and welcome the New Year. ⁠ The show is called “Ursul, The Bear Dance Festival”, and is a ritual that symbolizes the death and rebirth of time. A tradition, preserved since ancient times that is still kept alive today.⁠ This image was 1st WINNER at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Italia Photo Contest 2018

Image dimensions: 3840 x 5760 pixels