Botswana is home to one of the world’s largest zebra populations.
- Brooklyn-based photographer Zack Secker provides mind-blowing view of the savannah
- He used an ultra-light aircraft to photograph what only birds can see.
- Source: CNN
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The Bull - Photo by Fabio De Gennaro
I tried to photo (sic) this wonderful big male with these amazing tusks from a low level to enhance the sense of greatness of the animal. While I was shooting my thinking run sadly to poachers. Ngorongoro, Tanzania
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been spotting some interesting African animals through using camera traps.
Scientists around the world favor infrared cameras for wildlife monitoring because cameras typically go unnoticed by wildlife, catching animals exhibiting their natural behaviors. They are also effective for taking pictures of rare or shy animals, can be used for identifying new species, and help scientists estimate how many animals there are in a certain area. Cameras can be set off by motion detectors, or programmed to go off at regular intervals–24/7. AWF use camera traps in several of their wildlife monitoring programs.
Stefan Kröpelin is an archaeologist from Germany who wanted to find out. He and his team ventured out into the unexplored desert every year for decades, looking for clues. They tracked the locations of these cave paintings, and along the way they began to discover signs of what the Sahara had been like thousands of years ago. In massive, dry valleys they found shells and fish skeletons. They found remnants of trees and traces of pollen.
They realized that what they were witnessing was a history of climate change in the region. A once-fertile land of rains and lakes had dried up into a Martian landscape in just over 10,000 years. And as the rains moved, so too did the people.
Leopard Stares Down a Crimson-Breasted Shrike
Photography by James Kobacker, Gahanna, OH, USA
Photographed at Namibia
Mother and child In the market place in Togo
Kundi player Bakia Pierre was recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1952, when the latter visited Buta in the country then called Belgian Congo. The first of the photos shows a kundi player; not Bakia Pierre himself but another man from the same Congo region in the 50´s.
The second picture shows the actual instrument, kundi.
The third is a photo of the road to Buta.
They are adorable.
Lion in Gold - Photo and comment by Alison Buttigieg
Gravure rupestre datée de 8000 ans à Dabous,toujours au Niger. Considéré comme l’un des plus fins petroglyphe (dessin sur pierre) du monde. Le détail remarquable est ce trait relié au museau qui laisse à penser que la girafe était un animal apprivoisé.
La découverte a été faite récemment par un targui au sommet d’une colline granitique.
Perfectly preserved ceiling paintings in Tigray’s Af Arabtu Ensessa Church
Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. Unlike Aksum, the population of Lalibela is almost completely Ethiopian Orthodox Christian.
History: During the reign of Saint Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (a member of the Zagwe Dynasty, who ruled Ethiopia in the late 12th century and early 13th century) the current town of Lalibela was known as Roha. The saintly king was given this name due to a swarm of bees said to have surrounded him at his birth, which his mother took as a sign of his future reign as Emperor of Ethiopia