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Lalibela, EthiopiaLalibelaEthiopiaOf Lalibela's 8-10,000 people, over 1,000 are priests. Religious ritual is central to the life of the town, with regular processions, extensive...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaIn the far north of Ethiopia lies one of the most spectacular national parks in the world, Simien National Park. Set high in the mountains, the...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaWhile trekking through the Semien Mountains in Ethiopia we would occasionally come across some shepherds or their children. The kids always seemed...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaGelada monkeys live only in the high mountain meadows of Ethiopia—an environment very unlike those of their forest- or savanna-dwelling primate...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaThis is one of those not to be missed spots in the World. Incredible rugged mountain scenery by itself would be nice but what is truly unique is...Lalibela, EthiopiaLalibelaEthiopiaLalibela commonly is visted by worshipers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on pilgramages. There is a belief that Lalibela pilgrims share the same...Lalibela, EthiopiaLalibelaEthiopiaWhile visting Lalibela we discovered a gathering to celebrate St. Mary's birthday. We arrived shortly after 9AM, there was already a large crowd...Blue Nile Falls, Tissisat, EthiopiaBlue Nile FallsTissisat, EthiopiaCame across this Ethiopian lady while doing a trek around Blue Nile Falls. Was intending to just catch an inconspicuous shot as she was passing by...Danakil Depression, Afar, EthiopiaDanakil DepressionAfar, EthiopiaOne of my favourite shots from the desert of Danakil Depression in Ethiopia. Some very curious kids posing for a photo when we stopped the car for...Danakil Depression, Afar, EthiopiaDanakil DepressionAfar, EthiopiaA curious girl in the middle of the Ethiopian desert at Danakil Depression. She was very happy and proud to have her photo taken. And to see her...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaSheep, cows, and gelada baboons were a pretty common sight throughout our trek of Semien Mountains. Geladas are the only primates that are...Geech, Amhara, EthiopiaGeechAmhara, EthiopiaDuring our trek of Semien Mountains we visited the village of Geech. The village consisted of simple rustic mud and thatch huts that were...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaGelada monkeys live only in the high mountain meadows of Ethiopia—an environment very unlike those of their forest- or savanna-dwelling primate...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaThe Semien Mountains are home for some of Ethiopia’s endemic wildlife and birdlife species. There are lot of troops of Gelada Baboons with their...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaI will never forget my trip to the Simien Mountains. The landscape is stunning, it literally takes your breathe away - it looks very prehistoric,...Semien Mountains, Amhara, EthiopiaSemien MountainsAmhara, EthiopiaThis was our 'scout' while trekking through the Semien Mountains, I was completely mesmerized by him the entire trip. He didn't speak a work of...Lalibela, EthiopiaLalibelaEthiopiaOf Lalibela's 8-10,000 people, over 1,000 are priests. Religious ritual is central to the life of the town, with regular processions, extensive...Lalibela, EthiopiaLalibelaEthiopiaAn Ethiopian mother and her baby encountered while visiting the city of Lalibela. It's common in many rural parts of Africa for babies to be...Lake Tana, Amhara, EthiopiaLake TanaAmhara, EthiopiaThe Monestaries of Lake Tana were founded around the 14th Century. It is rumoured that St Mary spent some time in one of these Monestaries (with...Geech, Amhara, EthiopiaGeechAmhara, EthiopiaWhile trekking through Semien Mountains we had hired a guide by the name of Dawood. Dawood, who currently lives in Debark, took us to visit his...
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