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Sam's Photo Journeys to Exotic and Untamed Africa

Africa is a land of contrasts, birthplace of the earliest known humans, the land of the Pharaohs, a continent of wars, famine and civil unrest; yet a land of incomparable beauty, discovery and contrasts.  The so-called dark continent, Africa is a continent of color, of people with new-found freedom and of discovery.  I have but one word for any and all travelers: GO!

 

     Cheetah - Sam's Exotic Travel Photos from Kenya  Cheetah - Masai Mara National Park, Kenya, East Africa by Sam's Exotic Travel Photos  Young Samburu Warrior - Sam's Exotic Travel Photos from Kenya   

The Great Sphinx, Ancient Egyptian Necropolis of Giza by Sam's Exotic Travel Photos  Columns - The Temple of Kom Ombo, Egypt by Sam's Exotic Travel Photos  Imposing Statue of Ramesses II,  The Ruins of Memphis, First Capital of Lower Egypt  by Sam's Exotic Travel Photos 

Welcome to the Kashbah, Ouarzazate Morocco  Royal Palace at Fes, Morocco  Sunset view of Rabat's skyline

Here's what www.wikipedia.org has to say about the continent:
Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km˛ (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With about 922 million people (as of 2005) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.2% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. There are 53 countries, including Madagascar and various island groups, associated with the continent.

Africa, particularly central eastern Africa, is widely regarded within the scientific community to be the origin of humans and the Hominidae tree (great apes), as evidenced by the discovery of the earliest hominids and their ancestors, as well as later ones that have been dated to around seven million years ago – including Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Australopithecus africanus, A. afarensis, Homo erectus, H. habilis and H. ergaster – with the earliest Homo sapiens (human) found in Ethiopia being dated to ca. 200,000 years ago.

Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. Because of the lack of natural regular precipitation and irrigation as well as glaciers or mountain aquifer systems, there is no natural moderating effect on the climate except near the coasts.

To date, countries visited (and photographed) include:

  •  Egypt - The World's First Great Civilization

  •  Kenya - Untamed by Western Culture

  •  Morocco - Pure Magic

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