Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Mountain Nyala

[singlepic id=144 w= h= float=center] A strong male mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni). I was actually trying to sneak up on another male when this one did a jack-in-the-box and popped up his head from behind a bush. I had clearly invaded … Continue reading

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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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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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Truckers

[singlepic id=117 w= h= float=center] These guys were transporting grain with mules and horses across the Bale Mountains. In 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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Augur buzzard

[singlepic id=112 w= h= float=center] I took this shot of an augur buzzard (Buteo augur) last week on the Bale Mountain plateau in Ethiopia. Like the wolfes, the buzzards are after the thousands of rodents, such as giant mole-rats, that dash … 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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Traveling

[singlepic id=44 w= h= float=center] Apologies for the recent lack of updates. The reason is that we started our move to California. However, before we will finish the move, we are going to be traveling through East Africa for two … Continue reading

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