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    Male lion in the Masai Mara

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    Kenya,Rift Valley Province,Lake Magadi. The pink-tinged mineral encrustations of trona or natron form by evaporation in the shallow alkaline waters of Lake Magadi. They are mined for a variety of commercial uses and are continually replenished by the action of underground springs.

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    A Commiphora tree struggles for survival in a confused jumble of basalt lava boulders,reddened by the setting sun. Extensive lava fields are an unpleasant feature of southern Turkanaland.

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    Alfagja rift valley, Iceland, Polar Regions

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    A proud Turkana father and his young daughter. Both their hairstyles are typical of tribal custom in the west of Turkanaland.

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    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.

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    Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is one of the most alkaline of the Rift system.As its waters evaporate in the intense heat, sodium sesquicarbonate, known as trona or natron, solidifies to resemble giant coral heads in brightly coloured water. Visible beyond the lake is Ol doinyo Lengai the only active volcano in the Gregory Rift.

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    Spotted hyena yawning, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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    A Samburu warrior gazes at the eastern scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley at Losiolo,north of Maralal. From 8,000 feet the land tumbles away 3,000 feet into rugged country,the domain of nomadic pastoralists,before rising again 75 miles away. The views at Losiolo are the most spectacular in Kenya of the largest,longest and most conspicuous physical feature of its kind on earth.

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    The alkaline waters of Lake Bogoria are a favourite haunt of lesser flamingos. The barren shoreline is dotted with steam jets and geysers reflecting its volcanic origins.

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    At the onset of rain,thorn trees burst into leaf and the vegetation of the semi-arid countryside looks fresh and green for a while. The sharp peak of the impressive mountain range is called Kakurotom.

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    The mud or soil flats of the Sugata Valley looking north towards 'The Barrier'.'The Barrier' a volcanic ridge with two dormant volcanoes,which erupted towards the end of the 19th century - divides the exceedingly hot,barren Suguta Valley from Lake Turkana to its north.

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    Maasai men walking together

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    The world famous Ngorongoro Crater was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. Its 102-square-mile crater floor is spectacular for wildlife. The crater is in fact a 'caldera' the largest unbroken,unflooded caldera in the world which was formed two and a half million years ago when a huge explosion destroyed the walls of a volcano standing about 15,000 feet high. .

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    An aerial view of the volcanic cones at the inlet of Ghoubbet el Kharäb (the Devil's Throat),a region of high seismic activity where deep fractures in the lava continue to widen year by year.

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    An aerial view of the caldera Sisale Koma,which is 3,937 feet in diameter and 300,000 years old. It is situated at the inlet of Ghoubbet el Kharäb (the Devil's Throat),a region of high seismic activity where deep fractures in the lava continue to widen year by year.

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    A Turkana man drives his donkeys through lava fields as clouds gather above Mount Nyiru.

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    Maasai man standing on top of rock

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    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.

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    Maasai people walking in grassy field

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    A Samburu warrior gazes at the eastern scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley at Losiolo,north of Maralal. From 8,000 feet the land tumbles away 3,000 feet into rugged country,the domain of nomadic pastoralists,before rising again 75 miles away. The views at Losiolo are the most spectacular in Kenya of the largest,longest and most conspicuous physical feature of its kind on earth.

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    A false arm of the Great Rift Valley runs southeast from the Ngorongoro Highlands to Lake Eyasi,a shallow alkaline lake that can vary in size considerably from one year to the next. The Datoga people graze their livestock around the lakeshores.The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists.

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    An aerial view of the southern end of Lake Turkana, which is named Von H hnel Bay after the Austrian naval officer who was part of an epic journey of exploration to reach the lake in 1888.The perfectly formed cone that juts into the lake is called Naboi eetom by the Turkana people.

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    From the air,a pink band of Lesser flamingos hugs the barren shoreline of this intensely alkaline Rift Valley lake. The colour of the water is the result of green algae with high chlorophyll concentrations developing in it.

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    Ol doinyo Lengai, the Maasais Mountain of God, in early morning sunlight. It is the only active volcano in the Gregory Rift.An important section of the eastern branch of Africas Great Rift Valley.This 9,400 foot high volcano with deeply eroded sides stands 7,000 feet above the surrounding plains.

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    Traditional Marakwet homesteads built on the rocky eastern slopes of the Cherangani Hills have a fine view across the Kerio Valley.

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    Herd of elephants in Amboseli National Park, Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya

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    Lava flows from Teleki's Volcano. Named after Count Teleki,an Austrian nobleman,who led the first European expedition to the region in 1888,the volcano last erupted in about 1895 - the only active volcano in the region at that time. Over centuries,each eruption ejected basaltic lava of a different colour. The flows in the foreground still look remarkably fresh.

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    Lake Natron bathed in late afternoon sun with Shompole volcano (situated on the border of Kenya and Tanzania) in the distance at the northern end of the lake. Lake Natron is one of the most alkaline of the Rift system yet lesser flamingos breed there each year.

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    Safari vehicle on a game drive at dusk in the Ndutu region of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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    A section of the western wall of the Gregory Rift (a part of the eastern branch of the Africa's Great Rift Valley) above Lake Manyara,a shallow alkaline lake,which adjoins a national park of the same name. The escarpment drops several hundred feet in sheer cliffs and runs in a north-south straight line as far as the eye can see.

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    Giraffes at sunset in Amboseli National Park, Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya

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    White rhino in Lake Nakuru National Park

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    A section of the western wall of the Gregory Rift (a part of the eastern branch of the Africa's Great Rift Valley) close to Lake Manyara. The escarpment drops several hundred feet in sheer cliffs and runs in a north-south straight line as far as the eye can see. .

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    A little distance offshore from the coast of Djibouti, the northern extent of Africas Great Rift Valley abuts a triple junction where the oceanic rifts of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden converge.This photograph shows an obvious crack in a huge lava ridge.Other than Iceland, Djibouti is the only country where scientists can observe the sea floor spreading on dry land as two plates move apart.

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    A Blue monkey. This long-tailed,arboreal monkey is distributed widely in evergreen forested regions up to 10,000 feet. .

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    Kenya. Lesser flamingos feeding on algae among the hot springs of Lake Bogoria, an alkaline lake in the Great Rift Valley

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    Maasai man holding shovel

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    Turkana girls return home from a Waterhole with water containers made of wood. Their cloaks are goatskin embellished with glass beads.

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    Portrait of elephant, Amboseli National Park, Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya

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    Maasai man standing on top of rock

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    Grand Canyon National Park, USA

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    Maasai man walking on dirt road

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    Maasai man standing on top of rock

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    Mineral encrustations of trona or natron form by evaporation in the shallow alkaline waters of Lake Magadi. They are mined for a variety of commercial uses and are continually replenished by the action of underground springs.

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    South of Lake Turkana lies the Suguta Valley,the lowest and one of the most inhospitable place in Kenya. Vegetation is sparse and the area mainly uninhabited except for Turkana herdsmen and their goats. Most of the water there is too saline even for livestock to drink.

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    A fine view from the eastern wall of Africa's Great Rift Valley system at Losiolo near Maralal. There,the top of the escarpment rises to over 8,000 feet before dropping precipitously 3,000 feet into a stark valley inhabited only in wet weather.

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    Wildebeests in Amboseli National Park, Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya

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    Ol doinyo Lengai, The Maasais Mountain of God, is the only active volcano in the Gregory Rift.An important section of the eastern branch of Africas Great Rift Valley.It still discharges rare carbonatite lavas, which turn white on exposure to air.

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    Masai man with traditional dress jumping in front of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya

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    Masai man with traditional dress watching stormy clouds over the savannah, Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya

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    The Torok River cascades over the western scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley near Tambach.

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    The Suguta Valley is a low-lying area of salt pans,mud flats and volcanic cones surrounded by awesome mountain ranges. Once,a part of Lake Turkana,the place is one of the hottest and most unpleasant corners of Kenya,a hell-on-earth where midday temperatures can reach 1400 F in the shade. Nomadic Turkana herdsmen bring their livestock here for salt but they never stay long.

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    Lioness in the Masaimara at sunset

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    Lake Nakuru, Kenya. The dead trees on Lake shores were killed by the rising of the alcaline waters of the lake in 2014.

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    Great Rift Valley, near Lake Bogoria, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    White rhino in Lake Nakuru National Park

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    Safari vehicle on a game drive at dusk in the Ndutu region of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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    Masai woman with child in a masai village, Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya

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    Lioness greets her six-week-old cub in the Ndutu region of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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    Flamingos in Lake Bogoria, Kenya, Africa.

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    Adult female cheetah bathed in early evening light on the short-grass plains of the Ndutu region, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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    Cheetah and cubs on the short-grass plains of the Ndutu region, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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    Ostriches at sunset in Amboseli National Park, Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya

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    A magnificent view from the eastern scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley at Losiolo,north of Maralal. From 8,000 feet the land tumbles away 3,000 feet into rugged valleys and a broad plain,the domain of nomadic pastoralists,before rising again 75 miles away. The views at Losiolo are the finest in Kenya of the largest,longest and most conspicuous physical feature of its kind on earth.

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    Lioness with six-week-old cub in the Ndutu region of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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    Young mountain gorilla watched by its mother, Kwitonda Group, Mt Gahinga, Volcanoes National park, Rwanda.

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    Young mountain gorilla swinging on vines, Kwitonda Group, Mt Gahinga, Volcanoes National park, Rwanda.

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    Virunga chameleon on a fern, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

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    Young mountain gorilla swinging on vines, Kwitonda Group, Mt Gahinga, Volcanoes National park, Rwanda.

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    African elephant with young, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

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    A hot air balloon safari. Masai Mara, Kenya.

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    Golden monkey (Cercopithecus mitis kandti) with young in a grassy clearing in bamboo forest on the slopes of Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

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    Maasai man standing outdoors

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    Cottage at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

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    A Samburu warrior looks out across the eastern scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley at Poro,Northern Kenya where the land drop precipitously 3,000 feet.

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    Maasai pastoralists water their livestock at the seasonal Sanjan River,which rises in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania.

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    Adult female mountain gorilla sitting in the rain, Kwitonda Group, Mt Gahinga, Volcanoes National park, Rwanda.

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    Zebra foal whinnies as its mother dust-bathes, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

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    A Turkana girl in all her finery. Among the Turkana,cicatrization is a common form of beautification. She wears a crucifix given to her by a missionary; they are popular ornaments despite not necessarily being associated with Christianity.

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    Adult mountain gorilla holding onto vine, Kwitonda Group, Mt Gahinga, Volcanoes National park, Rwanda.

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    Iceland. The interior of southern Iceland is characterised by low lying,heavily eroded mountains of volcanic origin.

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    Young mountain gorillas grooming each other, Kwitonda Group, Mt Gahinga, Volcanoes National park, Rwanda.

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    The Turkana spear-fish in the shallow waters of Lake Turkana. The wooden shaft has a detachable metal tip with a sharp barb,which is secured to the end of a long piece of rope. Here,a fisherman waits motionlessly at the ready while standing on a raft made from four or five doum palm logs lashed together.

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    Herd of African Elephants, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

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    Safari vehicle approaching pride of lions in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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    Trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, in search of mountain gorillas.

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    Plains zebra silhouetted at sunrise in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

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    Young mountain gorilla, Kwitonda Group, Mt Gahinga, Volcanoes National park, Rwanda.

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    Young, mountain gorilla, Kwitonda Group, Mt Gahinga, Volcanoes National park, Rwanda.

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