God's own country.
– Kerala state tagline
KERALA, India – Any surprises? A mouse found its way into my bag and spent the night gnawing at a bag of peanuts I had from our flight. I released him back into the sea of rubber trees from which he came.
KERALA, India – Although no one outside the village had been invited, we were welcome to join in the pujas honoring gods and goddesses with hundreds of devotees.
KERALA, INDIA – One of the most moving things about India is how people show their affection for one another. Photographer Melodie McDaniel captures their embrace.