Coils of beads decorate married Mwila women's hair and necks.
Near Humpata, Angola.
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A man leaps from a balloon gondola at an altitude of 102,800 feet.
Above New Mexico.
Porters transport a car on long poles across a stream.
MLILWANE SANCTUARY, SWAZILAND.
A young woman of Arab descent holds her young child.
Mozambique Island, Mozambique.
CHELA ESCARPMENT, ANGOLA.
Portrait of a Mwila girl.
Mosaics and rainbow-colored cafe umbrellas decorate a city sidewalk.
Scenic view of Duque de Braganca Falls.
Duque de Braganca Falls, Malanje Province, Angola.
Masked and costumed Makua men stilt dance in the sand.
The glow of an atomic bomb test draws Las Vegas casino workers.
Yucca Flat, Nevada.
Veiled in haze, twin peaks tower above a silhouetted Kuvale herdsman.
Chela Mountains, Angola.
An African bush baby clings to a tree branch.
Ornate welts of raised scar tissue are a mark of beauty.
A Zulu prince dances with Swazi princesses at his wedding.
Nongoma, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
A Swazi princess, in regal headdress, leads her tribeswomen.
Elephant wears painted face for procession during religious festival.
Jaipur, Rajputana, India.
A Tuareg camel caravan carrying flat salt slabs arrives from the Taoudenni salt works in the Sahara Desert.
MASAI AMBOSELI GAME RESERVE, KENYA.
High Quarter jam-packed cable trolly descends a cobblestoned street.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, KENYA.
A charging African elephant (Loxodonta africana).
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
Swazi warriors launch a mock charge against the royal Zulu kraal.
A Baluba man performs the Thief's Dance wearing pelts and bells.
Near Dundo, Angola.
A Swazi princess distributes gifts to her new in-laws at her wedding.
Valley high in Himalayas contains fields of barley ready for harvest.
Bod Kharbu, Ladakh, India.
A Chokwe tribesman in a mask standing near a skull-decorated tree.
Fishmongers balance straw trays loaded with scabbard fish for sale.
Chopi tribeswomen in raffia skirts dance between lines of men.
Photographer Volkmar Wentzel with a huge python.
A bare-breasted girl carries a water gourd on her head.
Cunene River, Angola.
A herd of horses gallops through a stream driven by a campino.
Near Santarem, Portugal.
A mammoth waterfall races over cliffs and creates a verdant oasis.
Duque de Braganca Falls, Angola.
WITWATERSRAND UNIVERSITY, JOHANNESBURG, REPUBLIC O F SOUTH AFRICA.
Chortens line road to village overlooked by monastery on a crag.
Lamayuru, Ladakh, India.
THREE FORKS, U.S. MONTANA.
Children play with homemade toys.
Near Siteki, Swaziland.
A rainbow arches over Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
A woman balances an overflowing basket on her head as she walks home.
Near Luanda, Angola.
A warthog drinks from the water hole at Bube Pan.
Bube Pan, mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa.
Tall ships in full sail rove calm sea, Sagres' sails bear red crosses.
Atlantic Ocean near Lisbon, Portugal.
A Swazi princess and Zulu prince pose at home after their wedding.
Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
Women carrying water vessels on their heads walk along a dirt road.
Near Jaisalmer, Rajputana, India.
Burchell's zebras drink from the water hole at Bube Pan.
Bube pan, Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa.
Uncut diamonds from the Mussolegi mine were worth $200,000 in 1961.
Man standing on rooftop plays large trumpet during religious festival.
Tibetan Buddhist refugees practice their faith in a converted garage.
Freewood Acres, New Jersey.
Jagged mountain peaks tower over green alpine valley.
Near Ortisei, Italy.
A Mwila mother wears her hair in thick, beaded dreadlocks.
A church rises above the village of Catumbela.
Scenic view of rock formations near Pungo Andongo.
Pungo Andongo, Angola.
A Swazi princess accepts a new suitcase at her wedding ceremony.
A Chilean diplomat and Austrian nobility dine in an ornate room.
Hotel Sacher, Vienna, Austria.
Waiters serve rail passengers meals in a wood-paneled dining car.
A worker carries a large load of sisal to be dried.
Near Vila Pery, Mozambique.
Himalayan mountains shelter a tranquil lake.
Dal Lake, India.
The enormous gallery of rooms within a salt dome.
Avery Island, Louisiana.
Workers with baskets harvest tea leaves on lush terraced slopes.
Near Vila Junqueiro, Mozambique.
A young boy gazes out over the Zululand landscape.
Zululand, Republic of South Africa.
Men sit on ledge beside water reflecting centuries-old hilltop fort.
Jodhpur, Rajputana, India.
Vice President Johnson points out Texas on a map of the United States.
MOSSAMEDES DESERT, ANGOLA.
Resplendent in wedding finery, groom awaits arrival of bride.
Near Nongoma, Zululand, South Africa.
A newlywed couple is surrounded by 25,000 attendees to their wedding.
KRANSKOP, NATAL PROVINCE, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA .
A seated Kuvale herdsman beams at his young son who stands close by.
Boy near cross-crowned sentry box gazes over fort's ramparts to sea.
Man-made crater deepens with iron ore mining operation on Bomru Ridge.
Girl holding tiger lilies points and exclaims; another girl watches.
Near San Martino di Castrozza, Italy.
PETER WHITEHEAD HOUSE, KENYA.
Multiple generations gather for lunch in farmhouse's dining room.
Near Reykjavik, Iceland.
Dozens of round thatched huts cluster near circular cattle enclosure.
Young Swazi women put on their best attire for the wedding ceremony.
Morning commuters crowd intersection near busy waterfront.
Women gaze out over Atlantic Ocean from high edge of Cliffs of Moher.
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Republic of Ireland.
A giraffe splays its forelegs to drink in Wankie National Park.
Wankie National Park, Zimbabwe.
Vegetables, citrus and avocado groves pattern the lush landscape.
Malkerns Valley, Swaziland.
A Swazi prince records wedding ceremonies with a video camera.
Relative of a Swazi bride dons a monkey-fur cap.
The Swazi princess and sisters perform a farewell dance for the king.
A Zulu family at a wedding mixes clothing styles of old and new.
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