Portrait of Namargo, Mursi Tribe, Minisha Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Korkor. A large wild fig tree with the weathered red sandstone columns and peaks of the beautiful Gheralta Mountains in the distance.
Surma men, Ethiopia
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Simien Mountains, Debark. A male Gelada. This distinctive species of Old World monkey is only found in the Ethiopian Highlands.
Ethiopia, Oromia Region, Bale Mountains, Weyb Valley. The endangered Ethiopian wolf lives at high altitude on the Bale Mountains living off rodents such as grass rats and giant mole rats.
Ethiopia, Oromia Region, Bale Mountains. Intensive farming on the fertile, well watered slopes of the Bale Mountains.
Head Priest at Debre Tsion, Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lasta, Lalibela. Traditional double-storied thatched round houses, known as tukuls. Only in Lasta Province were stone houses built on two floors. This style is no longer in f...
Head Priest at Debre Maryan Korkor, Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa
Ethiopia, Assale, Afar Region. In the early morning, Tigrayan men lead their camels across the Assale salt flats to load salt blocks which have been mined there for centuries. Salt was once the medium...
Suri woman with lip plate, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Africa
Ethiopia, Lake Karum, Afar Region. Salt patterns on the flats beside Lake Karum. This salt water lake lies 116 metres below sea level and is fed by seawater just below the surface.
Ethiopia, Seba Village, Afar Region. A young Afar woman with braided hair and facial scarification typical of the Darhimela clan.
Ethiopia, Gheralta, Tigray Region. A Tigray woman in her neat home. The people are deeply religious Coptic Christians and often have crosses tattooed on their foreheads like this woman.
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...
Ethiopia, Erta Ale range, Catherine, Afar Region. Surrounded by vast lava fields, Catherine or Catherina is a round volcanic tuff ring with a crater lake. The blowhole on its side caused the newest l...
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. The interior of the semi-monolithic 10th century church of Abraha Atsbeha is richly adorned with post-17th century paintings depicting biblical scenes.
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. An old Coptic priest outside the semi-monolithic 10th century church of Abraha Atsbeha.
Ethiopia, Assale, Afar Region. In the early morning, A Tigrayan camel herder leads his camels across the Assale salt flats to load salt blocks which have been mined there for centuries.
Priest with golden cross inside one of the buried churches from Lalibela Town, Lalibela, Ethiopia.
Africa, Ethiopia, Omo River Valley. Mursi tribe woman with lip ring and decorations.
Arbore man, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Murals, Church of Ura Kedane Meheriet, Zege Peninsula, Lake Tana, Ethiopia
Ethiopia, Harerge Province, Harar. An Harari girl in wedding attire. Unlike Muslims elsewhere, Harari women love bright clothes and are seen in public without face veils. The beautifully embroidered s...
Ethiopia, Omo Delta. A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt, metal bracelets and amulets and beadss. A leather strap with cowrie shells hangs down her back.
Church Priest holding a Lalibela Cross, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Mixing ochre. The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate their faces and torsos elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments...
Two Hamar children silhouetted by the setting sun. The Hamar of Southwest Ethiopia are semi-nomadic pastoralists whose whole way of life is based on the needs of their stock. They live in the Hamar M...
Konso men wear stylish, brightly-coloured hats, which they weave from locally-grown cotton. Only men work the wooden looms but women flay the cloth to flatten the warp and weft. Much of their produc...
An attractive girl from the Kediyo tribe carries a large, beautifully made umbrella. Its wooden frame is covered with the dried leaves of ensete, the false banana plant (seen growing in the background...
Beautifully carved stelae represent the headstones of an 11th to 13th century burial ground at Tiya. They date back to the time of King Lalibela who was responsible for the construction of many famou...
A Priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church reads a very old, beautifully illustrated bible beside the entrance to the rock-hewn church of Yohannes Maequddi. The bible's script is Ge'ez, the liturgical...
The Konso people of southwest Ethiopia worship the sky God, Waq, and place carved wooden effigies at prominent places to honour their illustrious ancestors. These eerie totems are often found grouped...
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Tembien. A priest at Gebriel Wukien ancient rock-hewn church reads a passage from the bible with the aid of a taper.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Ankober. An Amhara woman with a traditional woven basket on her head. These baskets are used for carrying the staple round Ethiopian flat bread called injera, which is made f...
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Ankober. A mural of Saint Mary which once adorned the 19th century church of Ankober Medhane Alem which was destroyed in World War II.
Bungalow of the Gheralta Lodge in front of the Gheralta Mountain Massif, Hawzen, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Africa
Ethiopia, Tigray Region, Gheralta Mountains, Guh. The magnificent Gheralta Mountains bathed in early morning sun. Many ancient rock-hewn churches are found here.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Ankober. A mural of Christ entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday in the 19th century church of Ankober Maryam which was built and used by the rulers of the Ethiopian Shewa Kingdo...
Ari tribe people in traditional clothing standing on stilts, Jinka, South Omo, Ethiopia
Hamar tribe, people's Cattle Jumping (a ceremonial event celebrating a Hamar man comes of age), the man jumping over a cow, Hamar Village, South Omo, Ethiopia
Fasilides' Castle in the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi (founded by Emperor Fasilides), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gondar, Ethiopia
Woman by Biete Amanuel (House of Emmanuel), one of the rock hewn churches in Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Ethiopia
Africa, Ethiopia, Omo Delta. A young woman of the Arbore tribe shows off her elaborate beaded necklaces and adornments
Africa, Ethiopia, Omo Delta. A Mursi woman wearing a large lip plate.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. A schoolgirl from a church choir sings during the annual Timkat festival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church which celebrates Epiphany.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. A priest carries a tabot (a replica of the Ark of the Covenant) on his head during the annual Timkat festival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church which celebrates Epiph...
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. A deacon with a large wooden ceremonial cross stands at the entrance to the ancient rock-hewn church of Biete Giyorgis.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. An Ethiopian Orthodox priest enters the rock passageway connecting Biete Medhane Alem to Biete Maryam rock-hewn churches.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela, Genetta Maryam. A open-air church service outside the beautiful ancient rock-hewn church of Genetta Maryam, an hour's drive from Lalibela.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. Ethiopian double-storied round thatched-roofed houses, known as tukuls, with the mountain leading to Ashetan Maryam Monastery in the background.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. An Ethiopian Orthodox priest with a processional cross at the door of Biete Amanuel rock-hewn church.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. The faithful praying at the famous rock-hewn church of Biete Giyorgis in the early morning.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Lalibela. A farmer drives his cattle and a donkey over piles of teff, an indigenous food grain, to thresh it before winnowing in the foothills of Mount Abuna Yosef near Lalib...
Hamer woman, Ethiopia, Africa
Priest looks out from the Abuna Yamata church, Ethiopia, Africa
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), Lake Awasa, Awasa Lake, Awasa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples? Region, Ethiopia, Africa
Africa, Ethiopia, Addis Abeba. A wedding ceremony
Ethiopia, Dallol, Afar Region. Gas vents, geysers, salt, iron stains, sulphur and halophile algae turn the hot springs at Dallol into a kaleidoscope of spectacular colours and strange natural formatio...