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Cindy Wheeler | profile | all galleries >> 2011_tribes_of_omo_valley_ethiopia_some_natural_nudity tree view | thumbnails | slideshow
My favorite image from this trip (wish I had used a little more DOF)
My favorite image from this trip (wish I had used a little more DOF)
Beautiful young girl
Beautiful young girl
Young boy
Young boy
Reminds me of The Lion King
Reminds me of The Lion King
Body piercings and lip plate
Body piercings and lip plate
Bells on babies so they don't lose them. This little one was probably 18 - 24 months.
Bells on babies so they don't lose them. This little one was probably 18 - 24 months.
Sweet young boy
Sweet young boy
Checking the load.  Drive by shot.
Checking the load. Drive by shot.
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Sewing porch.
Sewing porch.
The goat is in the sewing room
The goat is in the sewing room
Before the storm. Although it looks decorative, the different colors are just roof patches.
Before the storm. Although it looks decorative, the different colors are just roof patches.
She doesn't have the lip plate in. I guess that was one accessory too many with all the other stuff going on.
She doesn't have the lip plate in. I guess that was one accessory too many with all the other stuff going on.
Young girl. The paint on her arms were made using plant stamps
Young girl. The paint on her arms were made using plant "stamps"
Two young boys.
Two young boys.
Young girl.
Young girl.
This young boy walked around with a limp (maybe cerebral palsy?) largely ignoring everyone but I thought he was cute.
This young boy walked around with a limp (maybe cerebral palsy?) largely ignoring everyone but I thought he was cute.
Young boy.
Young boy.
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Cows passing thru where the people drink, bathe, wash clothes, etc.
Cows passing thru where the people drink, bathe, wash clothes, etc.
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Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
Beautification scarring
Beautification scarring
Closeup of scarring
Closeup of scarring
More scarring
More scarring
Such a sweet face.
Such a sweet face.
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This gentleman ran into his house to bring out a stool so he could sit for us to take his picture. He looked very happy.
This gentleman ran into his house to bring out a stool so he could sit for us to take his picture. He looked very happy.
His wife looking on.
His wife looking on.
Our first meal on the road. The only time we had spinach. The first of many pasta meals.
Our first meal on the road. The only time we had spinach. The first of many pasta meals.
Paint on the houses signify wealth.
Paint on the houses signify wealth.
More paint.
More paint.
The market.
The market.
Selling chat. See what chat is here http://biopsychiatry.com/methcathinone/qat-khat.html
Selling chat. See what chat is here http://biopsychiatry.com/methcathinone/qat-khat.html
The market.
The market.
Spices in the market
Spices in the market
Spices in the market
Spices in the market
Spices and flies in the market
Spices and flies in the market
They all wanted a serious face for the photos. Very, very few smiles.
They all wanted a serious face for the photos. Very, very few smiles.
Bracelets
Bracelets
Painting themselves.
Painting themselves.
Although I saw these mirrors for sale in the little shops this is the only one I saw in a village.
Although I saw these mirrors for sale in the little shops this is the only one I saw in a village.
A rare smile
A rare smile
Copper bracelets
Copper bracelets
Lots of mountain driving
Lots of mountain driving
A little girl at one of the places we stopped for lunch.
A little girl at one of the places we stopped for lunch.
One of the villages. Most villages were cleaner than this one.
One of the villages. Most villages were cleaner than this one.
Need a fence? Grow one. We saw many plant fences.
Need a fence? Grow one. We saw many plant fences.
Today was Flag Day in Ethiopia
Today was Flag Day in Ethiopia
I just loved these molded plastic mannequin.
I just loved these molded plastic mannequin.
More mannequins.
More mannequins.
Flag Day parade
Flag Day parade
Flag Day parade
Flag Day parade
Flag Day parade
Flag Day parade
This is what a couple hundred US looks like in birr.  17 birr to the US dollar.
This is what a couple hundred US looks like in birr. 17 birr to the US dollar.
Our first camping spot. With laundry.
Our first camping spot. With laundry.
Boy, day 1.  He got with the program for day 2.
Boy, day 1. He got with the program for day 2.
Same boy, different day.
Same boy, different day.
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One of the boys.
One of the boys.
Young girls.
Young girls.
A couple of the boys.
A couple of the boys.
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We drove down this barely there road for probably half a day.
We drove down this barely there road for probably half a day.
Young boy painted head to toe
Young boy painted head to toe
Woodland nymphs
Woodland nymphs
We called her cheetah girl.
We called her cheetah girl.
Flower hat
Flower hat
Mom and baby
Mom and baby
Baby
Baby
Mom
Mom
Ankle Bracelets
Ankle Bracelets
Another close up of the lip plate
Another close up of the lip plate
Another cheetah girl
Another cheetah girl
We had been spotting these red flowers on the side of the road and were happy to see it up close in this headdress.
We had been spotting these red flowers on the side of the road and were happy to see it up close in this headdress.
1st of 3 photos of this lovely girl in her beautiful nature hat.
1st of 3 photos of this lovely girl in her beautiful nature hat.
2 of 3
2 of 3
3 of 3 and my favorite
3 of 3 and my favorite
Unique hats
Unique "hats"
Taking a drink
Taking a drink
Full body paint
Full body paint
Grim faces on this cool morning
Grim faces on this cool morning
Body art
Body art
Gotta love the laugh
Gotta love the laugh
Getting warm and looking at pics on Robel's camera
Getting warm and looking at pics on Robel's camera
The aluminum boat we used to cross the river
The aluminum boat we used to cross the river
Luggage for 4
Luggage for 4
Storm clouds that never dropped rain on us
Storm clouds that never dropped rain on us
Vaughn in his tent downloading pictures
Vaughn in his tent downloading pictures
St Charles beer. Yes, we're happy with that.:)
St Charles beer. Yes, we're happy with that.:)
Omo River. We crossed just a little to the right of the picture.
Omo River. We crossed just a little to the right of the picture.
A couple of families live where we crossed the river. The ladies were working.
A couple of families live where we crossed the river. The ladies were working.
Grinding maize on a stone.
Grinding maize on a stone.
Mom and son.
Mom and son.
Mom and son.
Mom and son.
Rest stop on one of the long drives. Condensation = cold beer
Rest stop on one of the long drives. Condensation = cold beer
Celebration in the village
Celebration in the village
Woman of Mursi tribe with lip plate.
Woman of Mursi tribe with lip plate.
A woman without her lip plate.
A woman without her lip plate.
Traditional, every day clothing
Traditional, every day clothing
The top necklace she has on signifies she is a first wife.
The top necklace she has on signifies she is a first wife.
Young Hamer girl
Young Hamer girl
The older women wore the same hair style as the younger.
The older women wore the same hair style as the younger.
Men dancing.
Men dancing.
Girls with the red ochre in their hair.
Girls with the red ochre in their hair.
Some of the men. This tribe wore these short skirts.
Some of the men. This tribe wore these short skirts.
They wore bells when dancing. The clothing is what they wear every day even tho it looks like they are dressing up.
They wore bells when dancing. The clothing is what they wear every day even tho it looks like they are dressing up.
New and old scars. And two bras.
New and old scars. And two bras.
Making the beer
Making the beer
Baby
Baby
Hamer women + tourist
Hamer women + tourist
Hamer teens wearing everyday clothing
Hamer teens wearing everyday clothing
Blowing horn
Blowing horn
The celebration was for this guy's coming of age ceremony
The celebration was for this guy's coming of age ceremony
resting
resting
Pouring the beer
Pouring the beer
Vaughn and the tallest termite mound I've ever seen
Vaughn and the tallest termite mound I've ever seen
Singing well. Women bringing up water from a well deep underground
Singing well. Women bringing up water from a well deep underground
They sing as they bring up the water
They sing as they bring up the water
More of the singing well
More of the singing well
The women that bring up the water
The women that bring up the water
Walking up the long hill down to the well
Walking up the long hill down to the well
Woman from the well
Woman from the well
Woman from the well
Woman from the well
Woman from the well
Woman from the well
Woman from the well
Woman from the well
Colorful touches
Colorful touches
Another colorful house
Another colorful house
A fire is going inside the house and it looks like the whole house is on fire.
A fire is going inside the house and it looks like the whole house is on fire.
One of the lodges where we stayed
One of the lodges where we stayed
Inside the room
Inside the room
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