Big Muscles, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

When visiting Mumbai slums, you should have a good local guide. We were introduced to this restricted area by local hooligans who gave us protection and insight view into the world normally hidden from eyes of regular tourists. Astonishingly life within community of poor people doesn’t vary as much as from life of other societies… Just only a scale of misery is the difference. These boys have the same smiles like kids from other richer places.

Big Muscles, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 55-200mm | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/60sec | ISO 800 | Focal Length 135mm
Big Muscles, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 25
Award Score: 62.5 (Value 11.5, Clarity 11.5, Composition 17, Style 11.5, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra | India

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.


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