Today was the annual Carnaval Infantil or Children’s National Carnival in Santo Domingo–a carnival featuring just children, and 70 comparsas from around the country. What a treat it was to photograph and experience. The kids lit up the Colonial City with color, energy, laughter, and creativity.
And then there was this fierce boy who had everyone screaming and clapping–in the above image–from the “Bulollitas del Gran Santo Domingo” comparsa. He was fearless, dancing with two snakes, at times sliding them along his lips. Squirm. Thank God for telephoto lenses.
I’m still pretty chuffed at this photographed I snapped, despite my squeamishness for snakes.
Stay tuned for the rest of the images from this children’s carnival parade, coming this week.