Images of Africa

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    Away from the poverty and starvation we often see on our TV screens, Africa can be stunningly beautiful, and it always saddens me we don't see more of that side of the continent.

    It is poor, it can be dangerous, but it is also a continent of immense diversity (and 51 countries), hope, life and generosity.

    I have been lucky enough to travel the continent widely, and particularly to spend time far out in the wilds around the wildlife. Click on the images to see them full size.

    Here are a few of my favourite pictues of the continent, from Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Rwanda, DR Congo and Botswana.

    Climbing Mt Nyiragongo, DR Congo, and the worlds largest lava lake

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    Rwanda mountain gorillas:

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    Namibia, Botswana and South Africa's Kruger.

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    I love Africa. I have an entire series of paintings that I did of Africa. I just sold a giclee to a bank of one of my paintings. I did an exhibition of paintings of Africa for Black History month and they decided to keep one.

    This one.

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    Damn, you two are talented.

    Hey Saigon, the dead tree photo is my fave.
     
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    I love Africa and her people. With the right leadership and effort, she could be the gem of the world.
     
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    True, but the leadership was thrown out in favor of black despots.
     
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    How long were you in Africa?
     
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    The animals are amazing and there's plenty of resources to create a great civilization or two, but its people aren't capable of taking advantage of it. Sadly. :(
     
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    You can't making a sweeping generalisation about 51 countries - and I'm amazed you try.
     
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    Thanks Mr H - it's from Sossusvlei in Namibia - a place of absolutelly staggering beauty - if you like your beauty harsh and sandy!
     
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    This is a beautiful image - I can see why the bank bought it!

    But this is a terrible thing to say - keep in mind that Portugal alone took 4.65 million slaves from Africa and you might want to consider how good European leadership was for Africa.

    Belgian rule in the Congo saw the population fall by 20% due to murder and imposed starvation - hardly what I look for in good government.
     

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