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Village with a view

[singlepic id=134 w= h= float=center] We saw this village in the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. It looked as if the houses were built to duck from the strong winds that haunt this area. sgid: lat: 7.05585 lon: 39.64458

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Mirror, mirror

[singlepic id=131 w= h= float=center] A house sparrow that, whenever he had a minute, tried madly to defend his territory against his mirror image. Fortunately for me, every now and then his dropping energy levels forced him to take a … Continue reading

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Early risers

[singlepic id=130 w= h= float=center] This shot was taken in August at Lake Nyabikere (The Lake of Frogs) in Uganda. And indeed, every night thousands of frogs staged a cacophonous concert of high-pitched calls that individually sounded very much like … Continue reading

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Guards

[singlepic id=128 w= h= float=center] Boys guarding a sorghum field close to Bisidimo, Harar province, in Ethiopia. The slingshot is used to drive away birds, either by pelting them with stones or by using it as a whip to make … Continue reading

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Hell’s Gate National Park

[singlepic id=120 w= h= float=center] One of the great things about Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya is that you can ride through the park on a bicycle, or take a guided walking tour. The other great thing is the … Continue reading

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Fading glory

[singlepic id=119 w= h= float=center] One of the many kites that frequent the Wildebeest Camp in Nairobi. We have seen many kites in Nairobi and also in Addis Ababa that seem to have adapted to city life by becoming scavengers. … Continue reading

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Truckers

[singlepic id=117 w= h= float=center] These guys were transporting grain with mules and horses across the Bale Mountains.┬áIn the south we saw many people on horseback, and in the mountains horses seemed to be the most common means of transport. … Continue reading

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Bale Mountains National Park

[singlepic id=116 w= h= float=center] I took this shot on our second and last day up on the plateau of the Bale Mountains National Park, just before we drove down to Hawassa. It’s been amazing to be up there in … Continue reading

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Ethiopian wolf

[singlepic id=109 w= h= float=center] On Wednesday we came back from a three-day trip to the Bale Mountains in the south of Ethiopia. The area around the Bale Mountains is very beautiful and often breathtakingly rich in contrasts. From green … Continue reading

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Taking off

[singlepic id=106 w= h= float=center] This will be my last shot from Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. It was also one of the last pictures I took in the park. Fortunately, just before he took off in sneak-mode, the leopard … Continue reading

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