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Nigel Pavitt was born in England but has lived in Kenya since 1955. He has been a professional photographer since the 1980's with a major interest in the indigenous people and their customs, wildlife and landscapes.

He has written and illustrated a number of fascinating books including "Kenya: The First Explorers", "Samburu", "Turkana", "Africa's Great Rift Valley" and "Kenya: A Country in the Making 1880-1940''. He has also participated in a book on the "Wild Flowers of East Africa" by Sir Michael Blundell and "Lamu: Kenya's Enchanted Island".

His most recent project was lead photographer in the magnificent and widely acclaimed book "Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom" which was published by the American University Cairo Press in 2017.

Nigel Pavitt has photographed many advertising, commercial and editorial assignments in Africa. His awards include The Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya.
NIG7384 Niger, Agadez, Inebeizguine. A young Wodaabe man in traditional embroidered garments participates in the yakee dance known as the Dance of the Eyes.
NIG7384
Niger, Agadez, Inebeizguine. A young Wodaabe man in traditional embroidered garments participates in the yakee dance known as the Dance of the Eyes.
KEN10141 Kenya, Samburu County, Samburu National Reserve. An alert leopard sits on top of a rock
KEN10141
Kenya, Samburu County, Samburu National Reserve. An alert leopard sits on top of a rock
ETH2661 Ethiopia, Seba Village, Afar Region. A young Afar woman with braided hair and facial scarification typical of the Darhimela clan.
ETH2661
Ethiopia, Seba Village, Afar Region. A young Afar woman with braided hair and facial scarification typical of the Darhimela clan.
NIG7417 Niger, Agadez. The minaret of the 16th century Agadez mosque which is claimed to be in the tallest adobe structure in the world.
NIG7417
Niger, Agadez. The minaret of the 16th century Agadez mosque which is claimed to be in the tallest adobe structure in the world.
ZAM8166 Zambia, Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains.  A herd of elephants moving through dry, dusty terrain in the late afternoon
ZAM8166
Zambia, Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains. A herd of elephants moving through dry, dusty terrain in the late afternoon
NIG7475 Niger, Agadez, Iferouane. A Tuareg races his camel sitting on a traditional camel saddle.
NIG7475
Niger, Agadez, Iferouane. A Tuareg races his camel sitting on a traditional camel saddle.
SAF6529 South Africa, Western Province, Cape Town. Brightly coloured houses in the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, formerly known as the Malay Quarter.
SAF6529
South Africa, Western Province, Cape Town. Brightly coloured houses in the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, formerly known as the Malay Quarter.
KEN10246 Kenya, Laikipia.  A lioness with her three small cubs.
KEN10246
Kenya, Laikipia. A lioness with her three small cubs.
ETH2954 Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Simien Mountains, Debark. A portrait of a male Gelada. This distinctive species of Old World monkey is only found in the Ethiopian Highlands.
ETH2954
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Simien Mountains, Debark. A portrait of a male Gelada. This distinctive species of Old World monkey is only found in the Ethiopian Highlands.
KEN10327 Kenya, Amboseli, Kajidado County. A Malachite Kingfisher.
KEN10327
Kenya, Amboseli, Kajidado County. A Malachite Kingfisher.
ETH3297 Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. Priests each carry a tabot (a replica of the Ark of the Covenant) on their heads during the annual Timkat festival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church which celebrates...
ETH3297
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. Priests each carry a tabot (a replica of the Ark of the Covenant) on their heads during the annual Timkat festival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church which celebrates...
IRA1220 Iran, Kashan. The ornately decorated interior of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse. The bathhouse was constructed in 16th century and renovated after earthquake damage in 1778.
IRA1220
Iran, Kashan. The ornately decorated interior of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse. The bathhouse was constructed in 16th century and renovated after earthquake damage in 1778.
NGR1029 Nigeria, Kano State, Kano. Two young Hausa boys in Islamic dress.
NGR1029
Nigeria, Kano State, Kano. Two young Hausa boys in Islamic dress.
BOT5333 Botswana, Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta. Red Lechwe in tall grass.
BOT5333
Botswana, Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta. Red Lechwe in tall grass.
KEN10670 Kenya, Amboseli, Kajiado County.  Zebras create dusk as they walk through friable volcanic soil at dusk.
KEN10670
Kenya, Amboseli, Kajiado County. Zebras create dusk as they walk through friable volcanic soil at dusk.
NGR1058 Nigeria, Kano State, Kano. A Hausa man dressed in a fine pink turban.
NGR1058
Nigeria, Kano State, Kano. A Hausa man dressed in a fine pink turban.
NGR1114 Nigeria, Kano State, Kano. A large group of Hausa riflemen armed with old blunderbusses and homemade guns participate in a Durbar parade on foot.
NGR1114
Nigeria, Kano State, Kano. A large group of Hausa riflemen armed with old blunderbusses and homemade guns participate in a Durbar parade on foot.
KEN11423 Kenya, Amboseli, Kajiado County.  Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, with White-bearded Wildebeest in the foreground.
KEN11423
Kenya, Amboseli, Kajiado County. Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, with White-bearded Wildebeest in the foreground.
KEN8095 Kenya, Kilgoris County, Oloololo.  A Maasai girl decorates the face of her friend during an eunoto ceremony.
KEN8095
Kenya, Kilgoris County, Oloololo. A Maasai girl decorates the face of her friend during an eunoto ceremony.
KEN8240 Kenya, Samburu National Reserve, Samburu County. Numerous weaver birds' nests hang from the branches of a tall acacia tree.
KEN8240
Kenya, Samburu National Reserve, Samburu County. Numerous weaver birds' nests hang from the branches of a tall acacia tree.
IDA0443 Indonesia, Central Kalimatan, Tanjung Puting National Park. A large male Bornean Orangutan with distinctive cheek pads yawns while hanging in a tree.
IDA0443
Indonesia, Central Kalimatan, Tanjung Puting National Park. A large male Bornean Orangutan with distinctive cheek pads yawns while hanging in a tree.
IDA0420 Indonesia, Central Kalimatan, Tanjung Puting National Park. A female proboscis monkey.
IDA0420
Indonesia, Central Kalimatan, Tanjung Puting National Park. A female proboscis monkey.
KEN8951 Kenya, Samburu County, Bawa. A Samburu warrior with beaded bracelets rests his hands on a walking stick.
KEN8951
Kenya, Samburu County, Bawa. A Samburu warrior with beaded bracelets rests his hands on a walking stick.
CHI8973 Chile, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Province. Sunrise over the peaks of Cuernos del Paine. The notable formation of contrasting igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks is unique in the world.
CHI8973
Chile, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Province. Sunrise over the peaks of Cuernos del Paine. The notable formation of contrasting igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks is unique in the world.
ETH2968 Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Simien Mountains, Debark.  A shy boy with a lamb protects himself from the cold with a blanket over his head.
ETH2968
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Simien Mountains, Debark. A shy boy with a lamb protects himself from the cold with a blanket over his head.
KEN9188 Kenya, Kajiado County, Amboseli National Park. A herd of African elephants on the move.
KEN9188
Kenya, Kajiado County, Amboseli National Park. A herd of African elephants on the move.
KEN9288 Kenya, Marsabit County, Kalacha.  A young Muslim girl at the annual Kalacha Festival.
KEN9288
Kenya, Marsabit County, Kalacha. A young Muslim girl at the annual Kalacha Festival.
ETH2616 Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman at the entrance to her home.  Her hairstyle is typical of the region. The people are deeply religious and often have crosses tattooed on their forehea...
ETH2616
Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman at the entrance to her home. Her hairstyle is typical of the region. The people are deeply religious and often have crosses tattooed on their forehea...
IND7693 India Rajasthan, Ranthambhore.  A female Bengal tiger with one of her one-year-old cubs.
IND7693
India Rajasthan, Ranthambhore. A female Bengal tiger with one of her one-year-old cubs.
IND7838 India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Amer.  A Rajasthani woman in bright clothing sweeps the floor of a beautiful pavilion in the magnificent 16th century Amber Fort.
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India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Amer. A Rajasthani woman in bright clothing sweeps the floor of a beautiful pavilion in the magnificent 16th century Amber Fort.
OMA2591 Oman, Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate, Nizwa. A black masked woman at the lively livestock market at Nizwa where local farmers sell goats and cattle. These masks usually denote a womans Bedouin heritage.
OMA2591
Oman, Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate, Nizwa. A black masked woman at the lively livestock market at Nizwa where local farmers sell goats and cattle. These masks usually denote a womans Bedouin heritage.
NIG7518 Niger, Agadez, Sahara Desert, Tenere, Kogo. Sand dunes in the vast Tenere Desert.
NIG7518
Niger, Agadez, Sahara Desert, Tenere, Kogo. Sand dunes in the vast Tenere Desert.
CUB1430 Cuba, Havana, Habana Vieja.  A colourful stilt walker pauses to entertain passers-by in a street in Habana Vieja.
CUB1430
Cuba, Havana, Habana Vieja. A colourful stilt walker pauses to entertain passers-by in a street in Habana Vieja.
KEN10217 Kenya, Laikipia.  A lion.
KEN10217
Kenya, Laikipia. A lion.
IRA1199 Iran, Qom. The ornate geometric golden domed ceiling of the Hazrat-e Masumeh mosque.  Shi'a Muslims regard Qom as an important Holy City.
IRA1199
Iran, Qom. The ornate geometric golden domed ceiling of the Hazrat-e Masumeh mosque. Shi'a Muslims regard Qom as an important Holy City.
BOT5318 Botswana, Hunda Island, Okavango Delta. A chacma baboon wading through shallow water with a baby riding piggy-back.
BOT5318
Botswana, Hunda Island, Okavango Delta. A chacma baboon wading through shallow water with a baby riding piggy-back.
BOT5305 Botswana, Hunda Island, Okavango Delta. A Lilac-breasted Roller.
BOT5305
Botswana, Hunda Island, Okavango Delta. A Lilac-breasted Roller.
BOT5321 Botswana, Hunda Island, Okavango Delta. A Red Lechwe taking a leap over shallow water.
BOT5321
Botswana, Hunda Island, Okavango Delta. A Red Lechwe taking a leap over shallow water.
KEN10598 Kenya, Masai Mara, Narok County.  A female leopard cub with her cub.
KEN10598
Kenya, Masai Mara, Narok County. A female leopard cub with her cub.
KEN10621 Kenya, Masai Mara, Narok County.  A baby elephant.
KEN10621
Kenya, Masai Mara, Narok County. A baby elephant.
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