A Road Less Travelled

Monthly Archives: July 2015

COMPUTER CRASH IN OMO VALLEY – PHOTOGRAPHER LAST SEEN WANDERING OFF INTO THE DESERT

Why is it not until I travel to one of the most remote locations on earth to photograph one of the most visually striking tribal groups on the planet, that the gods decide to cook and crash my laptop computer!!!!!.

And this as I was looking to back-up the images I’d just captured of the Mursi tribe which included the women you’ve probably seen in National Geographic Magazine who insert massive clay disc into their lips to promote their beauty).

ANCIENT LAKE MONASTERY AND TRAVELLING COMPANIONS

We’re moving quickly and this is the first chance I’ve had to access the internet so I thought I’d post a few pictures. Here’s one I quite like (above) from an ancient lake monastery a days drive and a 15 minutes boat ride from the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. And here’s a candid snap of...

WALKING WITH THE BABOONS – ETHIOPIA

Now this is an exceptional experience.

Having ascended 3200 metres to the top of Ethiopia’s Simien Mountain Range (thankfully by car), we joined more than 100 Gelada Baboons as they migrated slowly across an alpine plateau. Largely oblivious to our presence, they made their way across a verdant plain, feeding on grass and preening themselves.

I wandered among them for about an hour in a cool mountain air tinged with the scent of wild Thyme, before rain clouds rolled in and ended the excursion.

HEADING TO ETHIOPIA ON ASSIGNMENT

The Brief: you’ll be parachuted (figuratively speaking) into Ethiopia for 28 days to build a promotional photo library for the country’s national tourism authority. Setting off with a local guide, a driver and two guide books, you’ll be expected to travel the length and breadth of Ethiopia to photograph its tourism highlights.

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