Ethiopia, Lake Tana, Amhara Region. A very old richly decorated one-metre- high wooden cross is kept in the Treasury at Kibran Gabriel Monastery, the holiest of the Lake Tana monasteries. On its fron...
Ethiopia, Lake Tana, Amhara Region. A wall mural in the Church at Debre Selassie Monastery. Jesus sleeps while crossing the Sea of Galilee before calming the stormy waters. The anxious Apostles look...
Ethiopia, Lake Tana, Amhara Region. A hermit who is attached to Betre Maryam monastery on the Zegie Peninsula of Lake Tana..
Ethiopia, Lake Tana, Dek Island, Amhara Region. This old gold and silver hand cross is kept in the treasury of the eighteenth century church at Narga Selassie.
Ethiopia, Lake Tana, Dek Island, Amhara Region. A priest in the eighteenth century church at Narga Selassie swings a censer among clouds of incense.
Ethiopia, Lake Tana, Dek Island, Amhara Region. A mural in the eighteenth century church at Narga Selassie monastery depicts the last supper with Mary Magdalene anointing Jesus's feet with perfume. A...
Ethiopia, Tembien, Tigray Region. A monks sits at the entrance to Abba Yohanni monastery which was carved into a sheer rockface at Debre Asa sometime after the thirteenth century. The mural is of Abb...
Ethiopia, Gheralta Mountains, Tigray Region. A Priest in the ancient rock hewn church of Abuna Gebre Mikael reads an old manuscript with the help of sunlight streaming through the only window in the...
Ethiopia, Abraha Atsbeha, Tigray Region. A deacon with a large crossreads by the light of a taper in the rock-hewn church of Abraha wa-Atsbeha during a midnight mass to celebrate Enkutatash, the Ethi...
Ethiopia, Aksum, Tigray Region. A painting of Mary and Jesus in the church of St. Mary of Tsion. Their exceptionally long fingers signify the painting is in the Gondarine style. Jesus is holding the...
Gelada baboon in Simien Mountains National Park, Northern Ethiopia
Portrait of Gelada baboon in Simien Mountains National Park, Northern Ethiopia
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.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Ankober. A mural of Ethiopian saints Tekle Haymanot (L) and Gabre Manfus Kiddus (R) in the 19th century church of Ankober Maryam which was built and used by the rulers of the...
Mursi tribe, people with lip plate, Mursi Village, South Omo, Ethiopia
Surma men, Ethiopia
Portrait of Namargo, Mursi Tribe, Minisha Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
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. An Ethiopian Orthodox priest enters the rock passageway connecting Biete Medhane Alem to Biete Maryam rock-hewn churches.
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.
Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Qusquam. An Ethiopian Orthodox monk at Qusquam church.
Africa, Ethiopian Highlands, Western Amhara, Simien Mountains National Park, gelada monkey, (Theropithecus gelada). Gelada monkey showing its teeth.
Gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada) displaying its teeth, Simien Mountains National Park, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Africa
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. An Ethiopian Wolf pounces on its prey. These endangered canids live at high altitude and feed on rodents.
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.
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...
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.
Ethiopia, Seba Village, Afar Region. A young Afar woman with braided hair and facial scarification typical of the Darhimela clan.
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, 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, 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, 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.
Africa, Ethiopia, Omo River Valley. Mursi tribe woman with lip ring and decorations.
Priest with golden cross inside one of the buried churches from Lalibela Town, Lalibela, Ethiopia.
Arbore man, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
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.
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...
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...
An unusual braided hairstyle of a Dassanech young man of the Omo River Delta. The Omo Delta of southwest Ethiopia is one of the least accessible and least developed parts of East Africa. As such, the...
Ethiopia, Omo Valley. A young Dassanech boy silhouetted against the evening sky at his village.
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...
A Tigray woman has a cross of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church tattooed on her forehead while two silver crosses hang round her neck. The people living in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia are deeply re...
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...
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...
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...
A Konso man wears a phallic Kallaacha on his forehead. Made of cast aluminium and ivory or bone, the Kallaacha is worn during the tribe's initiation and gada age-grade ceremonies. The Konso who live b...
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, Lalibela, World Heritage Site, Tukul, traditional round house
Ethiopia, Lalibela, World Heritage Site, Rock-hewn church of Bieta Giyorgis (12-13th C), Hermit wrapped in cow skin reading the bible
Ethiopia, Gonder, Church of Bahata, Devotees waiting for holy water distribution
Ethiopia, Lake Tana, Gorgora, Church of Debre Sina Maryam, Deacon lighting 17th C paintings representing St Anthony, St Macarius and St Bula
Ethiopia, Danakil depression, An Afar shepherd guides its camels transporting salt bricks extracted from lake Karum
Ethiopia, Rift Valley, Ziway lake, Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla (lava flava), on the ground, hunting insects
Ethiopia, Rift Valley, Ziway lake, Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer), perched on a branch