Omo River BasinPhoto Gallery

February ’08 Expedition Scenes


NWNL photographers Alison Jones and Jane Baldwin returned to the Lower Omo Valley, having already documented the Omo’s flood season, in February when the Omo drops over 45 feet in some places. This is the season for traditional flood recession agriculture. As guests in Hamar, Dassanech and Karo villages, they stayed in tents, traveled by boat and 4WD, and reconnected with previous friends.

Alison in boat on the Omo
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Expedition visits local riverbank farm
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Our Karo guide, Lale Biwa
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Lale greeting us at airstrip
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Our boats at our Delta camp
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Jane reviewing notes in mess tent
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Kuna, our Hamar guide
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Welcome sign in Hamar town of Turmi
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Jane at the gate to our Hamar homestead
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Jane in the field with her cameras
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View through our broken windshield
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Landing at border town of Omorate
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Our Hamar hostess with Alison’s glasses
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Two Dassanech girls with our WINGS flag
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All Americans are expected to be medics
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View from Alison’s tent in Hamar village
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Dassanech hosts at our Delta camp
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Children in Omorate with our WINGS flag
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Alison’s tent in Hamar homestead
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Grilled catfish for dinner in Karo camp
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Lamb roast on eve of Hamar bulljumping
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Karo woman with photo from Alison’s last trip
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Dassanech elder with photo from Alison’s last trip
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Karo farmer with photos from Alison’s last trip
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