More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years. The ritual is known today as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
The images in this gallery are from the Day of the Dead parade held annually in Tucson, Arizona.
© Jack Sharrock Photography