July 5, 2014

Theyyam Performer, India

Photograph by Rafal Ziejewski

A dancer prepares for the Theyyam performance in the town of Kasaragod, India. Theyyam is a popular ritual dance form in northern Kerala that worships a a range of deities. It can take several hours to paint each face.

See intriguing travel portraits from the Traveler Photo Contest >>

Travel 365. Explore the world, one incredible image at a time.

Take a Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

2015 Traveler Photo Contest

  • Picture of a scuba diver at Green Lake in Austria.

    Enter Today

    Do you have what it takes to win? Submit your best shots today and find out.