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.
Veiled in haze, twin peaks tower above a silhouetted Kuvale herdsman.
Chela Mountains, Angola.
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.
An African bush baby clings to a tree branch.
MASAI AMBOSELI GAME RESERVE, KENYA.
A Tuareg camel caravan carrying flat salt slabs arrives from the Taoudenni salt works in the Sahara Desert.
High Quarter jam-packed cable trolly descends a cobblestoned street.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, KENYA.
Swazi warriors launch a mock charge against the royal Zulu kraal.
A charging African elephant (Loxodonta africana).
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
The glow of an atomic bomb test draws Las Vegas casino workers.
Yucca Flat, Nevada.
A Baluba man performs the Thief's Dance wearing pelts and bells.
Near Dundo, Angola.
Valley high in Himalayas contains fields of barley ready for harvest.
Bod Kharbu, Ladakh, India.
A Swazi princess distributes gifts to her new in-laws at her wedding.
Fishmongers balance straw trays loaded with scabbard fish for sale.
A Chokwe tribesman in a mask standing near a skull-decorated tree.
Chopi tribeswomen in raffia skirts dance between lines of men.
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.
Photographer Volkmar Wentzel with a huge python.
Chortens line road to village overlooked by monastery on a crag.
Lamayuru, Ladakh, India.
Children play with homemade toys.
Near Siteki, Swaziland.
THREE FORKS, U.S. MONTANA.
A woman balances an overflowing basket on her head as she walks home.
Near Luanda, Angola.
A rainbow arches over Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
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.
Tibetan Buddhist refugees practice their faith in a converted garage.
Freewood Acres, New Jersey.
Uncut diamonds from the Mussolegi mine were worth $200,000 in 1961.
Jagged mountain peaks tower over green alpine valley.
Near Ortisei, Italy.
A Mwila mother wears her hair in thick, beaded dreadlocks.
Man standing on rooftop plays large trumpet during religious festival.
Scenic view of rock formations near Pungo Andongo.
Pungo Andongo, Angola.
A Swazi princess accepts a new suitcase at her wedding ceremony.
A church rises above the village of Catumbela.
A worker carries a large load of sisal to be dried.
Near Vila Pery, Mozambique.
The enormous gallery of rooms within a salt dome.
Avery Island, Louisiana.
Himalayan mountains shelter a tranquil lake.
Dal Lake, India.
Workers with baskets harvest tea leaves on lush terraced slopes.
Near Vila Junqueiro, Mozambique.
Men sit on ledge beside water reflecting centuries-old hilltop fort.
Jodhpur, Rajputana, India.
A young boy gazes out over the Zululand landscape.
Zululand, Republic of South Africa.
MOSSAMEDES DESERT, ANGOLA.
Vice President Johnson points out Texas on a map of the United States.
A newlywed couple is surrounded by 25,000 attendees to their wedding.
KRANSKOP, NATAL PROVINCE, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA .
Man-made crater deepens with iron ore mining operation on Bomru Ridge.
Boy near cross-crowned sentry box gazes over fort's ramparts to sea.
Girl holding tiger lilies points and exclaims; another girl watches.
Near San Martino di Castrozza, Italy.
Resplendent in wedding finery, groom awaits arrival of bride.
Near Nongoma, Zululand, South Africa.
PETER WHITEHEAD HOUSE, KENYA.
Women gaze out over Atlantic Ocean from high edge of Cliffs of Moher.
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Republic of Ireland.
Young Swazi women put on their best attire for the wedding ceremony.
A seated Kuvale herdsman beams at his young son who stands close by.
Multiple generations gather for lunch in farmhouse's dining room.
Near Reykjavik, Iceland.
Dozens of round thatched huts cluster near circular cattle enclosure.
Morning commuters crowd intersection near busy waterfront.
Vegetables, citrus and avocado groves pattern the lush landscape.
Malkerns Valley, Swaziland.
A giraffe splays its forelegs to drink in Wankie National Park.
Wankie National Park, Zimbabwe.
The Swazi princess and sisters perform a farewell dance for the king.
Relative of a Swazi bride dons a monkey-fur cap.
A Zulu family at a wedding mixes clothing styles of old and new.
Men sit on grassy ledge overlooking waterfall.
Gullfoss Waterfall, Hvita River, Iceland.
Makonde woman wears a lip plug with nail and many facial tattoos.
Women harvest golden wheat with sickle beneath a church crowned hill.
Tras os Montes, Portugal.
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