houses on Pulau Mantabuan, Sabah, Borneo. The Bajau people
live in stilt houses in the sea and their villages are
often many hours of boat ride from the mainland. These
indigenous people live here and are self sufficient without
any electricity and water supply.
||Ecotourists looking for wildlife along the Klias River in Sabah, Borneo. Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel.
||Smiling children in Daboese village, Ghana. Although living in acute poverty these children are able to raise a smile.
||Himba women and children, Namibia. The Himba are semi-nomadic pastoralists who inhabit the Kunene Region in northwestern Namibia. Unlike many indigenous groups in Africa, the Himba have managed to maintain much of their traditional lifestyle, perhaps owing to the fact that the land they occupy is so harsh and unyielding that it has been rarely coveted by the colonialists and commercial farmers that have affected so many other regions of the continent.
Himba women from Namibia have an intriguing appearance, each morning they cover themselves with a mixture of butter fat, red ocher and local herbs that both gives their body the smooth, reddish appearance that the Himba find attractive, this offers some protection against the harsh desert sun.
||Agapo's family lived in a small hacienda in the Los Cedros reserve, Ecuador before they were bought out by conservation charities and encouraged to leave this biodiverse and fragile Cloud Forest.The children now have access to education and medical facilities.
||Boys diving for coins, Grenada. Tourists throw small change into the sea encouraging young lads to dive in and retrieve them.
||Melon seller, Chechauen, Morocco. Chechaouen is a town high in the Rif mountains of Northern Morocco, it is a religious centre and charecterised by painted blue walls.
||Local people in Barbados during the 1970s lived in tiny rickety huts with basic amenities, here they entertain themselves by playing a home made game.
||Aloah village, Sangay National Park, Ecuador. With its outstanding natural beauty and two active volcanoes, the park illustrates the entire spectrum of ecosystems, ranging from tropical rainforests to glaciers, with striking contrasts between the snowcapped peaks and the forests of the plains. Its isolation has encouraged the survival of indigenous species such as the mountain tapir and the Andean condor.
car accident in central Quito, Ecuador. The wheels are
stuck in a pothole, a flash flood, probably caused by
deforestation of Andean cloudforests, has eroded the
soft sediments beneath the road resulting in this 4x4
breaking through the tarmac crust to get firmly entrapped
in a deep hole..
||Nairobi charcoal seller. Deforestation in Kenya is exacerbated by the contstant demand for charcoal used for cooking.
||A mosque in the ancient Moroccan capital of Fes.
||Bakery near the medina in Fes, Morocco. The ancient city of Fes has scenes that have not changed for thousands of years, apart from the bobble hat!
A group of street children in the poverty stricken area of Pumwani, Nairobi.
||Communal water supply in Pumwani district, Nairobi. Access to drinking water and sanitation has been key issues affecting urban and rural communities in the developing world and cannot be separated from other poverty related issues.
||Police at the statue of the Virgin in Quito. Police carry a picture of a favourite saint in their hats to protect them from the high level of violent crime in this part of the city of Quito, Ecuador.
||Pumwani is an impoverished area in Nairobi, Kenya. People live in extreme poverty without access to clean water and sanitation.
||Children shelling maize, Quito, Ecuador.
||Water supply Ambositra, Madagascar. This poor area of Madagascar has clean tap water.