The Virunga Mountains rise above Lake Mutanda, Uganda.
Lake Mutanda, Uganda.
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A view of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro from Mawenzi Tarn.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Shea tree in field, near Lira, Uganda
Mount Kilimanjaro, the Breach Wall, as seen from Shira Plateau.
An informal portrait of a Masai man in traditional clothing.
Two Rothschild giraffes in Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda.
Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Traditional fishermen throw their net on Lake Victoria.
Lake Victoria, near Entebbe, Uganda.
Waterfall cascading over rocks in a lush forest setting.
Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda.
Shea fruits ripen on a Shea tree.
Near Abim, Uganda
A tall waterfall cascading over jagged rocks.
Sanjay Falls, Udzungwa National Park, Tanzania.
Shea trees in field, near Lira, Uganda
Near Lira, Uganda.
Silverback Mountain Gorilla presenting himself in a mossy forest clearing.
Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda.
A Shoebill poses for the camera near Entebbe, Uganda
A view of Mount Sabinyo, in Parc des Volcans.
Mount Sabinyo, Rwanda.
Shea tree in a school yard, near Lira, Uganda
near Lira, Uganda.
Shea trees intercropped with sunflowers.
Lira, Uganda, approximately 60 kilometers east.
A pair of African lions resting on a savanna under a cloud-filled sky.
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
Elephants form a defensive line in Kidepo Valley, Uganda.
A waterfall at Uganda's Murchison Falls.
Murchison Falls, Uganda.
Lesser flamingos feed in Lake Natron.
Lake Natron, Tanzania.
A view of Sanje Falls from the top, in Udzungwa National Park.
Sanje Falls, Udzungwa National Park, Tanzania.
A male Ugandan Kob stands his ground in Semuliki Wildlife Reserve.
Semuliki-Toro Wildlife Reserve, Uganda.
A golden monkey, Cercopithecus kandti, in a tree, observing.
A chocolate display welcomes visitors.
Grossmunster Cathedral on the Limmat River.
A view of the Altai Mountains, near Bulgan, Mongolia.
Altai Mountains, near Bulgan, Mongolia.
Waterfall rushing into pool surrounded by moss-covered rocks.
A view of Mount Kilimanjaro's summit crater ice field.
View of the beginning of the Altai range from the Gobi Desert.
Altai Mountains, Mongolia.
A cheetah family.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
A mountain gorilla youth chewing on a leaf and hanging from bamboo.
Virunga Mountains, Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda.
Mist hovers in a rain forest valley in Rwanda's Nyungwe National Park.
Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda.
Silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro at sunset.
Grossmunster Cathedral and the Limmat River and bridge in Zurich.
Limmat River, Zurich, Switzerland.
The Glarner Alps loom above a pasture and Lake Zurich.
Jack Kerouac view of Mount Hozomeen from Desolation Peak.
Desolation Peak, Washington, United States of America.
A lion sleeps in the high branches of a tree.
View of Mount Muhavura from Lac Burera at sunset.
Lake Burera, Rwanda.
A waterfall in a rainforest in Nyungwe National Park.
Ross Lake and North Cascades from Desolation Peak fire lookout cabin.
Ross Lake, Washington, United States of America.
Nyambuga Crater Lake, Uganda, from Ndali Lodge.
Nyambuga Crater Lake, Uganda.
Jack Peak in North Cascades from Desolation Peak fire lookout cabin.
Jack Peak, Washington, United States of America.
A red-chested sunbird, Nectarinia erythrocerca, among flowers.
Akagera National Park, Rwanda.
New growth on a Shea tree. A flower starts to bud.
Shea tree bark.
A view of Lake Kivu and its surrounding scenery, Rwanda.
Clouds are reflected in the waters of Embakai Crater.
Embakai Crater, Tanzania.
Mount Hozomeen from Desolation Peak fire lookout cabin.
Mount Hozomeen, British Columbia, Canada.
Cattle graze beneath a shea tree in Uganda.
A man walking a wooden bridge over a stream in a lush forest.
A view of Mount Meru from across one of the Momella Lakes.
Mount Meru, Arusha National Park, Tanzania.
Mount Hozomeen and Desolation Peak fire lookout cabin.
A view of Mount Kilimanjaro across the Momella Lakes.
Arusha National Park, Tanzania.
A vineyard in autumn near Lake Zurich.
Lake Zurich, Switzerland.
Road signs point the direction to attractions throughout Zurich.
A mountain gorilla inspecting fingernails while sitting in a forest.
A mountain gorilla sitting and gazing in a bamboo forest.
View from Desolation Peak to Big Beaver Creek in the North Cascades.
Big Beaver Creek, North Cascades Wilderness Area, United States of America.
A view from the Bigugu trail in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda.
Nyugwe National Park, Rwanda.
A mountain gorilla focused on eating bamboo in a forest.
African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana, eating.
Shea flowers blossom on a Shea tree.
Under a blue sky a woman plays the Gong Rocks, at a Masai site.
Gong Rocks, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
New growth on a Shea tree.
A golden monkey, Cercopithecus kandti, eating.
Overlooking Lake Ihema, Akagera National Park, Rwanda.
A silverback mountain gorilla supervising while seated in a forest.
Anchored sailboats at sunrise in Mythen Quai harbor.
North Cascade panorama from Desolation Peak fire lookout cabin.
North Cascades, Washington, United States of America.
A rock pile and a broken stone sculpture are used as a trail marker.
Gobi Altai Mountains, Mongolia.
Mount Hozomeen from Desolation Peak, Washington, United States of America.
A variable sunbird, Nectarinia venusta, perched on flowering branches.
Portrait of a colobus monkey clinging to a tree branch.
The National University of Rwanda in Butare in southwest Rwanda.
A pied kingfisher, Ceryle rudis, with two fish in it's bill.
A silverback mountain gorilla in a forest in the Virunga volcanic mountains.
Cows are driven into a Karimojong kraal near Matany, Uganda.
Matany, Uganda. Near Moroto town.
The Museum zur Farb, an 18th century fabric dying works, now a museum.
Jack Peak and Ross Lake from near Desolation Peak fire lookout cabin.
Jack Peak and Ross Lake, Washington, United States of America.
A view of downtown Kigali in central Rwanda.
Portrait of male Massai giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis teppelskirchi.
A herd of Ankole cattle, Bos primigenius, with long horns.
A pair of male impalas, Aepyceros melampus, looking at the camera.
Mount Hanang, Tanzania
Overlooking Lake Ruhondo at sunset, Rwanda.
Lake Ruhondo, Rwanda.
Mount Hozomeen and the fire lookout cabin on Desolation Peak.
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