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Tailor

 

Nyanza Province, Kenya

 

2009


 

The tailors who sit on shop verandahs behind manual sewing machines are a dying breed. The men dominate this trade but many of them are women who put the little income from repairing torn clothes to good use like buying milk for their children. The demise of the outdoor tailor started with the huge shipments of secondhand clothes from the West. But by the time the clothes reach their destination, they are part of a big business, controlled by serious sharks. Because of the sheer quantities, the dealers make huge profits without setting high prices. So, it has over the years also become cheaper to buy a new/old dress than to repair a torn one.

 

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Push

 

Nyanza Province, Kenya

 

2009

 

When vehicles are not available, human beast of burden is the only other means to transport items too heavy to carry.

 

Photograph is available in a black plastic frame.

 

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Hair Salon

 

Nyanza Province, Kenya

 

2009

 

This salon serves the local women of this remote village who are fortunate enough to have a few extra shillings for beauty services.  The containers of unclean water, filled at a nearby muddy puddle is unfit for use but is the source of water for this local business.

 

 

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Landscape

 

Nyanza Province, Kenya

 

2009

This scenic photograph was taken during my twelve-hour drive from Kisumu to Nairobi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Path

 

Nyanza Province, Kenya

 

2009

This photograph was taken during a twelve-hour drive from Kisumu to Nairobi. This allowed me an opportunity to see the beauty of Kenya and to witness how the natives lived their daily lives.

 

 

 

 

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Giraffe
 

Nairobi, Kenya

 

2009

he world's tallest land animal, the Giraffe is highly distinctive. There are 3 different subspecies found in Kenya; the Reticulated Giraffe (the form most commonly seen) has narrow cream-colored lines criss-crossing a brown background which gives the impression that the animal has been encased in a net. The Maasai Giraffe has less well defined markings and lacks the clean lines of the Reticulated Giraffe, the markings can sometimes look like small rosettes of dark brown on a creamy-yellow background. Rothschild's Giraffe carries a similar pattern to the Maasai Giraffe but has long white socks.


 

Photograph is available in a brushed gold wood finished  frame.

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Zebra

 

Nairobi, Kenya

 

2009

 

It was previously believed that zebras were white animals with black stripes since some zebras have white underbellies. However embryological evidence shows that the animal's background color is dark and the white stripes and bellies are additions.

Like most members of the horse family, zebras are highly sociable. Their social structure, however, depends on the species. Mountain zebras and Plains zebras live in groups, known as 'harems', consisting of one stallion with up to six mares and their foals. Bachelor males either live alone or with groups of other bachelors until they are old enough to challenge a breeding stallion. When attacked by packs of hyenas or wild dogs, a zebra group will huddle together with the foals in the middle while the stallion tries to ward them off. Like horses, zebras sleep standing up and only sleep when neighbors are around to warn them of predators.

 

                                                  Photograph is available in a brushed gold wood finished  frame.

                                                                                                                                     

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Baboon
 

Nairobi, Kenya


 

2009


 

The Olive Baboon inhabits a strip of 25 equatorial African countries, ranging from the east to west coast of the continent. The Olive Baboon lives in groups of 15–150, made up of a few males, many females, and their young. There is a complex social hierarchy with a social ranking dependent on dominance. There is fierce competition among males for access to sexually receptive females. The males change troops every few years. Females are the only ones that always stay in the same group from birth to death and so make up the stable social portion of a troop. The lifespan of the olive baboon may be as long as 35 years.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    Photograph is available in a brushed gold wood finished  frame.

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Zebras


Nairobi, Kenya

 

2009

In a sort of zoological sacrifice, the Kenyan government is rounding up thousands of zebras and wildebeest to feed to starving lions and hyenas in the country's drought-ridden Amboseli National Park

Amboseli's zebra and wildebeest population has been decimated by drought and the park's carnivores are now roaming far and wide in search of food, killing cows, donkeys and goats tended by Maasai pastoralists.

 

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                                   Wildebeest 

                                  

Nairobi, Kenya

 

2009

 

The wildebeest, also known as the gnu is a large ungulate (hooved) antelope. Wildebeest are well known for their annual migration to new pastures. Over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass. There is no real beginning or end to a wildebeest's journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a constant search for food and water. Recent research has shown that a herd of gnu possesses what is known as, “swarm intelligence,” whereby the animals systematically explore and overcome the obstacle as one. The primary defensive tactic is herding where the young animals are protected by the older larger ones while the herd runs as a group. Another example is at night the animals will take turns sleeping while others stand guard against a night attack by invading predators.

 

                                                                                                                                  Photograph is available in a brushed gold wood finished  frame.                                                                                              

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Frames can be substituted with a similar style. Not every photograph is available in every size.

Dimensions given are the actual size of the frames. Print sizes for the following frames sizes are:

8" x 10"    Frame  - 5" x 7"      Print

11" x 14"  Frame  - 8.5" x 11.5" Print

16" x 20"  Frame   - 11.5  x 15.5" Print

18" x  24" Frame   - 13" x 19"    Print

       

     

 

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