South Africa | Addo Zebra

South Africa | Addo Zebra

A mother zebra, with her calf hiding behind her, spotted in Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.

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Indonesia | Traditional Weaver

Indonesia | Traditional Weaver

High up in the hills on the island of Flores in Indonesia are several beautiful Ngada villages, where traditional ways of life are still relatively well preserved. We rented a motorbike for the day and headed out on our own to visit several of these villages.

The Ngada villages tend to be centered around an open space with graves and structures commemorating their ancestors.

For some reason Luba village is far less visited than Bena village, even though they are right next door, and this means that the people of Luba are far more open and curious about visitors.

This woman was weaving outside her house in Luba village, a short drive from the town of Bajawa. The village is home to several family clans, and although they are catholic they also retain animalistic beliefs; these are reflected in their weavings and in the paintings and carvings that adorn the houses.

Indonesia | Cracking Nuts

Indonesia | Cracking Nuts

High up in the hills on the island of Flores in Indonesia are several beautiful Ngada villages, where traditional ways of life are still relatively well preserved. We rented a motorbike for the day and headed out on our own to visit several of these villages.

I came across this old woman in Bena village, a short drive from the town of Bajawa. She was busy cracking open macadamia nuts, using a homemade tool – some kind of leaf or reed formed into a small pocket at the end, where a nut is inserted, which is then hit against a flat rock to crack the shell.

Indonesia | Woman in Luba Village

Indonesia | Woman in Luba Village

High up in the hills on the island of Flores in Indonesia are several beautiful Ngada villages, where traditional ways of life are still relatively well preserved. We rented a motorbike for the day and headed out on our own to visit several of these villages.

The Ngada villages tend to be centered around an open space with graves and structures commemorating their ancestors.

For some reason Luba village is far less visited than Bena village, even though they are right next door, and this means that the people of Luba are far more open and curious about visitors.

I came across this woman in Luba village, a short drive from the town of Bajawa. The village is home to several family clans, and although they are catholic they also retain animalistic beliefs; these are reflected in their weavings and in the paintings and carvings that adorn the houses.

Indonesia | Woman in Luba Village

Indonesia | Woman in Luba Village

High up in the hills on the island of Flores in Indonesia are several beautiful Ngada villages, where traditional ways of life are still relatively well preserved. We rented a motorbike for the day and headed out on our own to visit several of these villages.

I came across this old woman in Luba village, a short drive from the town of Bajawa. The village is home to several family clans, and although they are catholic they also retain animalistic beliefs; these are reflected in their weavings and in the paintings and carvings that adorn the houses.

The Ngada villages tend to be centered around an open space with graves and structures commemorating their ancestors.

For some reason Luba village is far less visited than Bena village, even though they are right next door, and this means that the people of Luba are far more open and curious about visitors.

In all villages they support themselves by selling beautiful handmade weavings – I obviously couldn’t leave without buying one…!