696 images for ethiopian

  • 6106-05446647

    Ethiopian young girls

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 832-03724810

    Huts along green hilly landscape

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03437084

    A Dassanech girl braids her sister's hair at her village in the Omo Delta. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) and Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-03870569

    Faithful kissing a Bible outside a church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820573

    An Ethiopian man wears a headdress made from the skin of a gelada, a unique baboon like primate that lives at high altitudes in northern Ethiopia, and a cloak embroidered with Ethiopias imperial lion.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353995

    Terraced farming on the western scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley,west of Lake Abaya. The crop under cultivation is Teff,a small-grained cereal,which is grown extensively in Ethiopia. It is used to make the country's national dish,injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353977

    An attractively decorated traditional thatched house belonging to an Orthodox Christian community in the Ethiopian Highlands,northeast of Addis Ababa. Most Amhara people living in the Ethiopian Highlands adhere to the Ethiopian Orthodox faith. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest Christian nation.

    Rights-Managed

  • 700-06808895

    Hand Holding Coffee Beans with Cup and Saucer in Background

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03366492

    Ethiopian style religious painting in the small Catholic church at Kalacha on the edge of the Chalbi Desert.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353991

    A pretty Borana girl at Mega in southern Ethiopia wears brightly coloured cotton cloth and numerous strings of beads. The pastoral Borana live either side of the southern Ethiopian/northern Kenya border and form a large and important group of the Oromo-speaking cluster of tribes.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353989

    An old Borana man at Chew Bet in southern Ethiopia. His unbleached cotton wrap and turban are typical of the older generation of his tribe.The pastoral Borana live either side of the southern Ethiopian/northern Kenya border and form a large and important group of the Oromo-speaking cluster of tribes.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354013

    A village woman prepares injera,a kind of pancake and Ethiopian staple prepared from alocal cereal called tef.

    Rights-Managed

  • 6106-05446642

    Ethiopian girl

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 862-03354082

    A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt with an elaborate fringe of wooden and metal tassles. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03711120

    An Afar girl has tribal scarification on her cheeks. Scarification is practiced in only a few sections of her tribe. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820389

    An attractive woman at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances every week from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354028

    Ethiopian Christmas day celebrations (Genna),Bet Maryam Church,Lalibela,Ethiopia. Holy men carry Axunite hand crosses. Cloths are used when holding these,to keep them clean. Colourful umbrellas are also an important part fo the religious symbolism employed in Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-03505125

    Hamer tribe, Lower Omo Valley, southern Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-05781873

    Epiphany, Ethiopian celebrations at the baptismal site of Qasr el Yahud, Jordan River, Israel, Middle East

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354076

    A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt,metal bracelets and amulets and layers of bead necklaces. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820405

    Warriors of the nomadic Afar tribe wear their hair long and carry large curved daggers, known as jile, strapped to their waists.Proud and fiercely independent, they live in the low lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia.Modern rifles have now replaced daggers as weapons although most young men still wear ornate daggers by tradition.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353978

    An attractively decorated traditional thatched house belonging to an Orthodox Christian community in the Ethiopian Highlands,northeast of Addis Ababa. Most Amhara people living in the Ethiopian Highlands adhere to the Ethiopian Orthodox faith. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest Christian nation.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820414

    The Dorze people living in highlands west of the Abyssinian Rift Valley have a unique style of building their homes. The twenty foot high bamboo frame is covered with the sheaths of bamboo stems or straw, and resembles a giant beehive.Doorways are set in a bulge of the house, which forms a reception area for guests.These remarkable houses can last for forty years or more.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03711119

    A Kereyu man with his fuzzy,well-oiled hair fashioned in a semi-circular shape. He wears unbleached cloth made from local cotton.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353964

    A young Ethiopian girl with unusual braided hair; the crown of her head has been smeared with a greenish substance. Her two pendants are made from Maria Theresa thalers old silver coins minted in Austria,which were widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353971

    An Afar woman adjusts the load on her camel as her young child sits on top. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia. Camels are valuable in these harsh conditions; they carry house structures and personal possessions,enabling families to follow the seasonal pattern of rain and grazing.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353996

    A Konso village set in dramatic scenery in southwest Ethiopia.The Konso people are very industrious farmers,cultivating poor soil on terraces,which are buttressed with dry-stone walls. They share a number of customs with their neighbours,the Borana. They both worship the sky God,Waq,and both have an ancestor cult.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354073

    A Dassanech man shows off his distinctive hairdo and ornamentation. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354081

    A young Dassanech girl holds her little brother. She wears a leather skirt with an elaborate fringe of wooden and metal tassles. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354095

    Two young Karo girls stand in front of the massive trunk of a fig tree. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-02903103

    People of the Hamer tribe, the woman's hair treated with ochre, water and resin and twisted into tresses known as goscha, Lower Omo Valley, southern Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 6106-05446662

    Ethiopian boy playing soccer

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 862-03353992

    An attractive girl from the Kediyo tribe carries a large,beautifully made umbrella. Its wooden frame is covered with the dried leaves of ensete,the false banana plant (seen growing in the background). Widely cultivated in southern Ethiopia,ensete roots and stems,which are rich in carbohydrates,are either cooked and eaten as a porridge or made into bread.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354096

    A Karo woman wears an elaborate headdress made from the wing-cases of beetles and a cape of calf skin fringed with cowrie shells. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments.

    Rights-Managed

  • 6106-05446653

    Ethiopian girl

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 862-03354094

    A Karo woman sits with child. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments. Typically for a Karo woman,the mother has ochred her hair in tight ringlets and has a ring through her bottom lip.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353975

    An Afar girl with braided hair has very noticeable scarification on her cheeks. Scarification is practiced in only a few sections of her tribe. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353970

    The fetching hairstyle of a young Afar girl. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354075

    A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt,metal bracelets and amulets and layers of bead necklaces. A long leather strap decorated with cowrie shells hangs down her back. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353972

    An Afar girl has her attractive hairstyle embellished with buttons and beads,which is typical of the young girls of her tribe. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353960

    A Konso man ploughs his land with two yoked oxen. In the absence of modern farming methods,a wooden stave serves as his plough. Traditional agricultural methods are widely used in Ethiopia..

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354090

    A Dassanech woman milks a cow by hand collecting the milk in a gourd at a settlement alongside the Omo River. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820431

    A Nyangatom boy holds a cow whilst another boy draws his bow ready to fire an arrow with a very short head into the artery of the cow so they can bleed it. Several pints of blood will be collected which will then be mixed with milk and drunk by the Nyangatom. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of sem nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south western Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353976

    A young Afar girl at Filwoha in the Awash National Park. Filwoha in the Afar language means 'hot water'. The beautiful springs are surrounded by doum palms and rise from deep underground at about 96.8 degrees F.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820557

    A Nyangatom mother and young daughter in typical dress. Rugged skin clothing is still widely used.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354062

    A Nyangatom girl churns butter in a gourd suspended in the entrance to her hut. Typical of her tribe,she is wearing multiple layers of beads in necklaces,and an elaborately beaded calfskin skirt. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south-western Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 6106-05504066

    Portrait of mid adult woman, restaurant owner, behind service counter, smiling

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 862-03820397

    A woman at Senbete market wears old silver and brass jewellery.Her two pendants are made from Maria Theresa thalers, old silver coins minted in Austria, which were widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II.Other silver coins have been strung on her necklace.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354100

    A young Dassanech boy with an elaborate clay hairdo and headband of beads at his village in the Omo Delta. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) and Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-03870578

    Young man praying in Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-02707359

    Young Hamer girl carries her baby sister on her back in a goat skin baby carrier, Dombo village, Turmi, Lower Omo valley, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354078

    A young Dassanech girl wears a beautiful array of beaded necklaces. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354098

    A young Karo girl in the doorway of her hut in the village of Duss. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354083

    Two young Dassanech boys sport elaborate clay hairdos at their settlement alongside the Omo River. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354065

    A Nyangatom woman grinds sorghum using two stones. Typical of her tribe,she wears a heavily beaded calfskin skirt,multiple layers of bead necklaces and metal bracelets and amulets. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south-western Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820403

    An attractive Oromo girl in the medieval walled city of Harar. Her beaded jewellery sets her apart from Harari residents.Once an independent city state dating back to the early 16th century, Harar was incorporated into the Ethiopian Empire in 1887.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-03507939

    Gelada baboons, in the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820433

    The distinctive hair style of this Dassanech man, achieved using a combination of clay, animal fat and ochre, signifies that he has killed a man recently. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000, the Dassanech, also known as the Galeb, Changila or Merille, are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03437080

    A Nyangatom girl weaves a grass basket. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south-western Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820558

    A lively Nyangatom dance is enjoyed by villagers in the late afternoon.The elevated houses in the background are both homes and granaries, which have been built to withstand flooding when the Omo River bursts its banks The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353956

    A Tigray homestead overlooks the spectacular Gheralta Mountains in Northern Ethiopia. Flat-roofed stone houses,which are common throughout Tigray Province,may have been introduced into Ethiopia from Arabia as early as 700 BC.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820408

    A spectacular view from the western scarp of the Abysinnian Rift Valley at Ankober.Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353994

    A young mother and child of the Arsi-Oromo people west of Aje. Both have unusual hairstyles. The braids falling from the crown of the mother's head have been attractively woven with wool to make a colourful fringe.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-02903079

    Portait of a local village boy, Simien Mountains National Park, The Ethiopian Highlands, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353993

    A homestead of the Arsi-Oromo people west of Aje. The old pot placed over the centre pole of the house is a common roof decoration,and keeps out rain. Small bunches of Teff,a small-grained cereal,are being dried on the thatch.Teff is grown extensively in Ethiopia and is used to make injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake,which is the country's national dish.

    Rights-Managed

  • 700-06808894

    full frame of coffee beans

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353965

    A busy narrow street in the medieval walled city of Harar. Once an independent city-state dating back to the early 16th century,Harar was incorporated into the Ethiopian Empire in 1887. It is considered sacred in the Muslim world. Its citizens have their own language,customs and crafts.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353984

    Donkeys trample corn to remove the grain in a typical rural setting between Ziway and Butajira. Depending on the availability of animals,a farmer may use ponies,donkeys or oxen for this purpose.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820378

    Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.Agriculture forms the background of the country's economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354079

    A young Dassanech girl wears a beautiful array of beaded necklaces,some secured at the back by metal rings,and a beaded headband. Her ears are pierced several times,the holes are kept open by small wooden plugs. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-03870571

    Faithful reading outside a church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03889484

    Kigali, Rwanda. An Ethiopian woman is photographed in her garden.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-03063668

    Jumping fertility dance, Karo tribe, Omo River, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353981

    A man winnows Teff,a small-grained cereal,with a wooden hayfork.Teff is grown extensively in Ethiopia and is used to make injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake,which is the country's national dish. Teff stands as an example of Ethiopia's early success as a centre for plant domestication.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-08273067

    Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Mercato. Stalls at the sprawling Mercato Market selling new and second hand electrical equipment and motors. Almost every conceivable discarded item is repaired and re cycled at Mercato.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820396

    An Oromo old woman wears a necklace and a pendant made from a Maria Theresa thaler, an old silver coin minted in Austria, which was widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II. She was on her way to Senbete, an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.Afar nomads from the low lying arid regions of Eastern Ethiopia trek long

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820377

    A Tigray woman carries her child in a beautifully decorated leather carrier on her back.She has a cross of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church tattooed on her forehead.The people living in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia are deeply religious.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353990

    A Borana man at Mega in southern Ethiopia wears a phallic Kallaacha on his forehead. Made of cast aluminium and ivory or bone,the Kallaacha is worn during the tribe's initiation and gada age-grade ceremonies. The pastoral Borana live either side of the southern Ethiopian/northern Kenya border and form a large and important group of the Oromo-speaking cluster of tribes.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03437082

    An elder of the Karo tribe,a small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia. The Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments. This man also has a clay hairdo typical of tribal elders. Like most adult males he carries a rifle.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354099

    A Dassanech woman winnows grain by pouring it from her metal tin and letting it fall onto a calfskin. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) and Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-02903102

    Portrait of three young women of the Hamer tribe, their hair treated with ochre, water and resin and twisted into tresses known as goscha, Lower Omo Valley, southern Ethiopia, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354085

    A young Dassanech boy silhouetted against the evening sky at his settlement alongside the Omo River. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354063

    A Nyangatom warrior has painted his body and face in preparation for a dance. Most adult males carry rifles both as status symbols and in case of cattle raids or disputes with neighbouring tribes. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south-western Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03354080

    A young Dassanech girl holds her little brother. She wears a leather skirt with an elaborate fringe of wooden and metal tassles. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

    Rights-Managed

  • 841-02917026

    Dorze boy with musical instrument made from bamboo, Chencha mountains, Ethiopia, Africa

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820415

    The Dorze people living in highlands west of the Abyssinian Rift Valley have a unique style of building their homes. The twenty foot high bamboo frame is covered with the sheaths of bamboo stems or straw, and resembles a giant beehive.Doorways are set in a bulge of the house, which forms a reception area for guests.These remarkable houses can last for forty years or more.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820404

    Warriors of the nomadic Afar tribe wear their hair long and carry large curved daggers, known as jile, strapped to their waists.Proud and fiercely independent, they live in the low lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia.Modern rifles have now replaced daggers as weapons although most young men still wear ornate daggers by tradition.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03353982

    A young Amhara lady weaves a traditional food basket from dried grasses. These large colourful baskets are used for serving injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake,which is the country's national dish.She is wearing the national dress of Ethiopia - a shamma. This garment is made of homespun cotton with a finely woven and often brightly coloured border.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820550

    A Nyangatom woman dries sorghum and other corn in the vicinity of her elevated grain stores, which prevent loss when the Omo River bursts its banks.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed

  • 862-03820427

    A Nyangatom woman stands with her baby on her hip beside her grass hut in his temporary camp. Nyangatom married women wear elaborately beaded skirts which reach the ground at the back and often have panels of different coloured calkfskin sewn into the tail The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south western Ethiopia.

    Rights-Managed