Some pictures don't speak to you until you play around with them. These were never my favorite pictures that we took in Ethiopia's Omo valley but after fiddling with them in B&W they came out pretty good. I was trying for that wet look and on some of them i think i came close. 

This images are of the Suri, Nyangatom, Dassanatch,Hamar, Karo and Mursi tribes in the most remote part of the valley. 


Known as the Pearl or Africa, Uganda has so much natural diversity. It's one of the only African safari destination where you can see Elephants, Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Giraffe and Leopards as well as Gorillas and Chimps.

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Began is in Burma/Myanmar. It's the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. It's best to get up before sunrise and head out since it can be very hot, then you spend the rest of the day by the pool at your hotel until the sun starts to go down and you had back out. The yellow-white cosmetic paste produced by grinding the bark of the thank tree often covers the faces of people as a way to cool the skin.


Bali, what can you say? Well, you can say that although these photos make it look mysterious and pristine, it is actually crawling with Australian tourists. It's basically Hawaii with Hindu overtones and less idyllic beaches. Still, it's a nice stop after Borneo.


Bhutan, one of my favorite places in the world. You can't beat the beautiful scenery at the foothills of the Himalayas. It has a rich mixtures of animist/Buddhist traditions which permeates every aspect of life in Bhutan. To get there you take a flight either from Delhi or Bangkok. The flight from Delhi is much better since you flight right over Everest.


This is one area that is crowded with tourists but never seems to lose it's majestic, ethereal quality. It is truly spectacular. Covering over 400 sq/km, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat which is he largest religious structure in the world.

This former french colony became a strict socialist country in 1975. It still has great coffee and pastries. .One of the most stunning sights are the hundreds of monks moving silently through the early morning streets of picturesque Luang Prabang.


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The largest hindu congregation on earth.  It is held every three years rotating between four cities in India. These photos are from Haridwar India.

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The Hamer and Karo Tribes.

Two tribes living in the lower Omo valley are the Hamer and Karo tribes.

The Hamer women are easily identifiable by the reddish clay on their skin and hair. They live in a large village with probably the most modern surroundings of any tribe in a village called Turmi. Still, it's southern Ethiopia so by most standards it is still very rural.

The Karo tribe numbers around 500 and are most famous or their white face and body painting.