While volunteering in Botswana last year with a cheetah conservation organization, I took a San Bushman walking tour near the town of Ghanzi.
The Hunter-Gatherer life of the San Bushman has all but disappeared. There are few remaining Bushmen who still retain the survival skills of their ancient way of life. This tour gave us a fascinating glimpse of how the San adapted to the Kalahari Desert.
The two women in the image caught my attention as the golden evening light lit up their smiling faces. It is a reminder of the warmth and beauty of these amazing people, but also sadly of a fast disappearing unique and ancient culture.
Originally from the UK I have resided in the USA for 27 years and now make beautiful northern California my home. I primarily love to photograph nature, but also enjoy traveling and experiencing other cultures. Conservation is very important to me and my goal is to use my images to stir emotion and action on the part of the viewer. Jacqueline Deely's website
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.