Photo by @TimLaman. On my trip to Tanzania, one of the highlights was seeing this massive African Crowned Eagle fly in to deliver what appears to be a leg of a duiker to its young. The Crowned Eagle is considered to be Africa’s most powerful eagle and has exceptionally strong legs and talons. In this shot the adult just landed on a branch with the food in its talons. An Eagle that can take down a small deer – now that’s impressive. Shot in Arusha National Park, #Tanzania, #Africa, @thephotosociety@natgeocreative, #Eagle, #AfricanCrownedEagle.
photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Located in the northern part of the Afar’s Triangle, which takes its name from the nomadic people who live there, the vast Danakil depression is the place where the constantly expanding of three tectonic plates join together, close to the border area among Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
The Afar nomads, who are mainly devoted to the extraction of minerals, live in one of the most inhospitable places on earth, the hottest inhabited place in the world, with very little vegetation and temperatures that can reach 120° F degrees.
The Afar seem to have appeared from nowhere. They are a sort of miracle: they kept a strong identity without having a testimony of their story. Their economy was, and is, precarious. They are nomads struggling with the hostility of the climate and the land. They conquered, with time, the reputation of warriors. They have adapted to survive in a harsh and impossible land.