Their house is a tent, their wardrobe is a branch, their kitchen is a camp-fire, their money is a goat, a sheep or a camel but they can call a huge areas – the Aïr Mountains and the Tenere desert– as their homeland in the South Sahara.
Members of the Kel Tedele Tuareg clan live nomadic life, the name means ‘outlying inhabitants’. For strangers maybe seems the Touilmas walley is itself th Eden, where all creatures live together and use same language. Members of the Kel Tedele love gloomy range of the Aïr Mountains. They know exactly where there are water reserves hidden in the cliffs that could save their lives if they are too far away from the wells.
For them really different things mean challenges than those who live outside of their worlds. What they can’t reach by their own power or with some helpers, it no longer belongs to them…Join us to take an Imaginary journey to the world of Tuaregs
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Chukotka (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) is a special world which is bordered in the north by the Chukchi Sea and the East Siberian Sea. Hidden corners of it still live families almost prehistoric living conditions, they are blood relationship to the nature. Those who are brave enough to visit there easy will be fall in love with this cold-hearted, yet attractive countryside.
Chukotka has 57 thousand inhabitants. From point of European view these nomadic indigenous live without almost every convenience but perfectly suited to the wild environment. So much so, that the civilized world has many tools – such as kayaking, snow tread, anoraks or special hooks – which are took over from these people.
Namibia so many aspects – from historical, political, ethnic and economic side – is an especially thought-provoking place. This country lived under rule of three powers (German, English, South African). a young democracy with the typical problems of corruption in almost every level of society, various personality cult with aid of a morally is not 100% stable police, bureaucracy everywhere and despite development with a growing gap between the poor and the elite.
The Herero tribe is an unique among southern Africa’s indigenous people. They are traditionally are nomadic pastoralists. The Herero believe in a Supreme Being, called Omukuru however, the majority have been converted to Christianity.
Although not a separate species, and not much different from other savannah elephants because they have adapted to their dry, semi-desert environment. Click here, see more amazing photos and discover the beautiful Namibia
The Easter Island about 1,600 years ago has colonized by the Polynesians. But they made more difficult themselves own lives. They used fire as a tool in agriculture, too many palm trees were cut which together with intensive farming led to soil erosion. In addition to this various conflicts, the cannibalism and the strong population decline also were unbearable. When the Europeans in the 18th century arrived to the island, the once thriving civilization have been found only in traces.
Contrasted with earlier theories mysterious statues of Easter Island got to their places without wheels and help of draught animals by natives. These moai statues are standing guard, turn their back on the Pacific Ocean. They don’t reveal their secrets, especially how they got to their places. Well, thanks to a new experiment maybe finally managed to decipher it. Click here and watch a video of their walk…
Considered the deepest glacial lake in Iceland, Jökulsárlón Lake which lies south of the Vatnajokull glacier (meaning Glacier of Rivers) , stretches over an area of 18 km2. It has become a major tourist attraction of the country following the shooting of a film in the James Bond saga, “A View to a Kill” in 1985.
Jökulsárlón lake houses a large colony of seals that find refuge on the pieces of iceberg that broke away from the glacier. Despite the comings and goings of tourists strolling on amphibious vehicles, seals seem to keep their composure and come to rest. More breathtaking pictures here…
Nukak Maku are Colombia’s last nomads. Two decades ago, the world did not know of their existence. Their heads are shaved, their faces are painted and their home is the rainforest.
In San Jose, which is a small town in cocaine and war-torn South-east Colombia started a catholic celebration when all of a sudden these people arrived to there for six years ago. Locals were surprised when 77 shaved heads people stood in front the church. Men with one meter long blow-pipes, women with uncovered breasts and children with monkeys on their shoulders.
Locals just wanted to help this nomad hunter, gatherer population. But for this process somebody paid with his life and with it a culture will disappear slowly in the 21st century in the heart of South America…See more pictures and read more here
The most valuable animals on earth, the ancestors of horses
In this picture you can see the Mongolian ‘Takht’ horses. They are the world’s only true wildhorse. All other equine species which fit this name, such as the American camargue or Mustang, merely feral domestic horses.
In 1878 Nikolai Michailowitsch Przewalski, Russian explorer was engaged in research along Russian-Mongolian frontier on behalf of the Tsar. During his first trip, in the south-western part of Mongolia locals told about wild horse studs to him. From his second trip he brought an unknown horse breed skull and skin for the Tsar. The Mongolians knew this horse species. They called ‘Takht’ this animal, after the Mongolian “respect” word because they thought it is ancestor of their domestic horses and once the great Genghis Khan rode on them conquered his world empire. At that time, the science is still thought that the gray European tarpan was the ancestor of the domestic horse.
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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot
International Day of Book
In every year April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes and Shakespeare. On this day the World celebrates the reading, the publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George’s Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. See famous libraries and books in pictures all around the World with descriptions…
The majority of photographers believe that the often shocking, but documentation of the defining events able to direct the attention of public to important things. The following pictures did this…
The world-famous photo taken in January 1976 in the Lebanese capital, Beirut La Quarantaine zone. The picture shows a Palestian refugee woman, whose number is already reached 300 thousand in 1975. Demulder hated the wars. She always tried to document the facts authentically and showed that while the innocents always suffer till those who have power getting richer and richer. Françoise Demulderwas the first female photographer who received recognition. This picture was the WordPress Photo of the Year in 1976.
Hutu gunmen cut scars on this man’s face after he was suspected that he sympathy with the rebels during the genocide of Rwanda. He thought that the people need similar photos to understand what happening in the world. James Nachtwey believed that the pictures have power to influence opinion of people and mobilize them to do something for a better world. This picture was the WordPress Photo of the Year in 1994.
A picture which is one of the most symbolic picture of the 20th century American history. It taken on September 4, 1957 when Dorothy Counts left her home to the Harding Hight School as the first black student. And another picture which became the symbol of the hippy era and one of symbols of thecold war. See them here…