Virunga Mountains - Mountain gorillas, Dian Fossey and pygmies
- The lifeline of this mountain is formed by eight volcanoes. They are spread across a distance of 60 km and have beautiful names like Karisimbi (4,507 m), Visoke (3,711 m), Lake Ngezi (3,000 m), Sabyinyo (3,634 m), Gahinga (3,474 m), Muhabura (4,127 m), Nyiragongo (3,465 m) and Nyamulagira (3,053 m). Only the latter two are active and particularly the last one is among the most active volcanoes in the world. So there is always smoke visible here. The other volcanoes have been quiet for a prolonged period of time.
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.
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
Young Dinka herder minding the cattle
Samburu, Kenya from Vanishing Tribes - These warriors - kill lions with their bare hands - defending their herds
PHOTOGRAPHER OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
Namib Desert - Credit: KARI/ESA
This striking view of the Namib Sand Sea in southern Africa was captured by South Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite on Jan. 7, 2012. The Namib is the world’s oldest desert, and stretches roughly 13,125 square miles (34,000 square kilometers) along Africa’s southwestern coast — from Angola, through Namibia to South Africa.
In the satellite photo, the blue and white area is the Tsauchab, a dry stream bed that only carries water during rare rainfall in the Naukluft Mountains to the east. Black dots of vegetation are concentrated near the river’s main route, and the bright white patches are salt deposits.
The Namib Sand Sea in Namibia was recently inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.