After spending a long day at one local village with many great encounters and talks we were heading back to our canoe. A late afternoon thunderstorm was approaching fast and we were eager to head back to town. As I walked down the slope to the river, I spotted two women sitting on the water’s edge. One of them was swimming in the water and the other was holding a sleeping baby in her arms.
Instinctively, I lifted my camera with my large 80-to-400mm lens and pointed in her direction, asking for permission to shoot. She gave me the heads up and I shot a few frames with her looking into the lens. I knew I wanted the image with her being unaware of my presence, so I stopped shooting and started moving on. She relaxed and fell back into her content state of being there with her baby. I quickly shot another frame and captured the image I was looking for.