Saturday, August 22, 2015


The gentleman above is wearing a hat of cassowary feathers, a large bird similar to an ostrich which produces these long, black hair-like feathers. They are known for being quite dangerous, and can gut a man with their large clawed feet. 

At the Crocodile Festival the announcer boasted they had attracted a thousand tourists. As far as I could tell it was only a few dozen. As a tourist, this was great for me and for taking photos. I was ushered through a crowd of locals to get right up next to a performing group.  Groups would actually ask me to come over and take their photograph. The nature of the performances was very different than the highlands groups performing at Mt. Hagen.