Outstanding Travel Photos

January 18, 2007

Sweeping away the past.jpg

Sweeping away the past.jpg, originally uploaded by Kevin Day.

 

January 7, 2007

Old and wise

 

Old and wise, originally uploaded by Ferdinand Reus.

 

June 4, 2006

Colorful Basket

Filed under: — laurenz @ 6:11 am
 

Colorful Basket, originally uploaded by BoazImages.

The photographer: “A young Mursi Girl with a beautiful basket on her head.”
Lower Omo valley
Ethiopia

May 10, 2006

Eland - Masai Mara sunset

Eland - Masai Mara sunset, originally uploaded by markeveleigh.

 

March 13, 2006

sufi dancer in cairo

Filed under: — laurenz @ 4:03 pm
 

sufi dancer in cairo, originally uploaded by romsrini.

the author: “this looks better in the large size.”

February 19, 2006

Gisimba Memorial Center

Filed under: — laurenz @ 5:57 pm

Gisimba Memorial Center, originally uploaded by camera_rwanda.

Gisimba Memorial Center

She asked me to take this photograph…the gesture feels like a little offering…like a little Valentine…

Gisimba Memorial Center.
Kigali, Rwanda. Afrika.
June, 2005.

The orphanage currently houses over 150 children. Ten years ago almost all were genocide victims, but many of the newer arrivals have been orphaned by AIDS. Because their parents were HIV+, a number of them are also infected.”

more on the orphanage

January 15, 2006

A stairway to Andalucia

 

A stairway to Andalucia, originally uploaded by cuellar.

Staircase in Mojacar, Almeria.

November 5, 2005

Morocco

Filed under: — laurenz @ 10:49 pm



woman morocco, originally uploaded by davidcharding.

Woman in Morocco

October 22, 2005

Sunset at Sossusvlei

Filed under: — alteredNate @ 12:27 am



Sunset at Sossusvlei, originally uploaded by S*W*Q.

October 2, 2005

Tadrart Acacus, Libya



, originally uploaded by _desertsky.

A sandstone formation in the South-West corner of Fezzan, close to the border Libya-Algerie. A place of stunning rock paintings, similar for abundance and quality to the nearby Tassili n’Adjjer.

(Nikon FM2 on Fuji Provia F100, Mar 2002)

September 30, 2005

An African sunset

Filed under: — laurenz @ 7:56 pm



An African sunset, originally uploaded by BoazR.

Elephants playing as the sun goes down…
Chobe National park
Botswana 2002

September 6, 2005

Malawi

Filed under: — laurenz @ 1:21 am



Malawi, originally uploaded by babasteve.

“9-10 year old boys of the Yao tribe in Malawi participating in circumcision and initiation rites.

Nikon FM2 / 85mm Nikon lens”

September 5, 2005

pyramids

Filed under: — laurenz @ 6:27 am



pyramids, originally uploaded by BoazR.

“The Amazing pyramids of Giza.
Egypt 1998″

August 5, 2005

Receding water

Filed under: — alteredNate @ 10:43 am



Receding water, originally uploaded by laurenz.

The Photographer says: “Picture taken at the Great Salt Lake near Tozeur, Tunisia.
This was not too far away from the place where I took my ‘Sunrise over the Great Salt lake’ shot.”

July 30, 2005

Young Woman

Filed under: — laurenz @ 7:57 pm



Young Woman, originally uploaded by Zzilazz.

The photographer writes on Flickr:
“This is what she wears if shes gonna marry
The Himba of Namibia
The Himba are semi-nomadic pastoralists who inhabit the Kunene Region in northwestern Namibia. Unlike many indigenous groups in Africa, the Himba have managed to maintain much of their traditional lifestyle, perhaps owing to the fact that the land they occupy is so harsh and unyielding that that it has been rarely coveted by the colonialists and commercial farmers that have affected so many other regions of the continent.
The Himba (together with the Herero) moved into present-day Namibia and Botswana as part of a larger migration of Bantu-speaking peoples from east Africa several hundred years ago. About 150 years ago, the group began to split and a large group that we know today as the Herero moved southward, while the ancestors of the present-day Himba remained.
Today, the Himba live as they have for centuries and manage to eke out an existence by following their herds of goats and cattle to new grazing areas and waterholes as existing areas become depleted. They live in small villages or family groups throughout the Kunene Region (the area known as Kaokoland while Namibia was under South African control prior to independence in 1990). The village had been in place for about three years because those years had brought higher than usual amounts of rain and allowed the nearby land to support growing herds of livestock without moving. During 1980’s, however, this same area experienced a severe drought and many livestock were lost and people went hungry. The fortunes of the Himba are still very much tied to the earth and its weather.
Himba women have a particularly distinctive appearance. Each morning, they cover themselves with a mixture of butter fat, red ochre and local herbs that both gives their body the smooth, reddish appearance the Himba find attractive, plus offers some protection against the desert sun. Married women wear a small headpiece made of soft skin on top of their braided and ochred hair. In addition, they often wear a heavy ornament around their necks that includes a conch shell that hangs between their breasts in the front and a metal-studded leather plate that hangs down the center of their back. They also wear heavy metal rings around their ankles as well as other jewelry made of copper, ostrich shells or woven reeds.
The men of the village were less distinctive in their dress and some had taken to wearing western-style trousers and T-shirts. Some men leave the village to find work in other areas of the country and thus become more exposed to outside influences.”

July 26, 2005

Zimbabwe Sunset

Filed under: — laurenz @ 6:37 pm



Zimbabwe Sunset, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Zimbabwe Sunset

July 25, 2005

dayly talk



dayly talk, originally uploaded by Koffiemetkoek.

“Lady’s on the way home, in Morocco”

July 19, 2005

Malawi n5

Filed under: — laurenz @ 7:32 pm



Malawi n5, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Photographer’s comment: “It was before sunrise on Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest freshwater lake. It runs deep - part of the Rift Vally fault. The pre-sunrise sky reflected blood red on the crystal waters of the lake. Villagers were already up, starting their daily chores. Here one woman helps her friend raise a bucket of water drawn from the lake. What a photogrpaher’s dream come true!”

July 13, 2005

Ethiopian Priest

Filed under: — laurenz @ 3:48 pm



Ethiopia 4, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Ethiopian Orthodox priest.
Nikon FM2 / 85mm Nikon lens



    

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