1. Namibia Sunset in the Namib

    This photo was taken at sunset in the NamibRand Nature Reserve which is a part of the Namib Naukluft National Park and the Namib Desert (worlds oldest desert).

  2. Namibia Himba Bracelets

    These are bracelets designed by the Himba which is one of the last remaining traditional tribes in Namibia. The bracelets are made from recycled PVC pipe and feature traditional designs of the Himba.

  3. Namibia Hopper

    A species of grasshopper found in Namibia. The colors of their shells are brilliant and the photo really does not do their size justice. This one I found hiding in a shrub and it was gracious enough to allow me to get close enough to photograph it.

  4. Namibia Kudus

    This photo was taken at a lodge near Otavi. The Kudu's horns were placed against the wall of a building with a simple mortar and stone foundation and thatched wall and roof.

  5. Namibia Young Meets Old

    The National Immunization Days (NID) campaign is held every year in Namibia. One of my responsibilities during the campaign was to document the campaign in my town through photos which would then be included in the official report. After taking all of the photos, I went back through to pick out the best and discovered this gem.   The old woman is a volunteer who was administering our Vitamin A Supplement, the little girl was now on to her second oral vaccine (first being Polio) and clearly ha...

  6. Namibia Captive Audience

    We were conducting an outreach program in the Oshiwambo Location under a tree. We set up chairs and made posterboards we could strap around our necks to present our information. Today's session was about alcohol and drug abuse and its effects on the community. I was taking pictures of the event when I spotted this little guy staring up at me while his mother listened on.

  7. Madagascar Pretending to be Preggo!

    I've titled this photo Pretending to be Preggo as my counterpart at the health clinic where I help out as a Health Volunteer asked me to pretend to be pregnant for a Women's Day parade they were going to have. The theme of the float was to encourage women to come to the health clinic for pre-natal consultations, why I had to pretend to be pregnant for the float I don't know. But it's a great pic!

  8. Honduras The Art of Making Nacatamales

    My host-grandmother teaching me how to make nacatamales, a traditional Honduran food, in her kitchen hut. These delicious tamales are made with a corn-based dough, seasoned meat, garlic paste, potatoes and wrapped up in banana leaves, then cooked in a large pot over an open fire for several hours. DELICIOUS!

  9. Paraguay Painting the the church

    To celebrate San Juan the community painted the church a bright yellow. This picture was taken at a morning terere break. 

  10. El Salvador Leaving for America

    What an incredible 24 hours of my life. Probably one of the most surreal 24 hours ever. Yesterday I went down to Miguel’s house ready to leave for San Salvador. I never gave it any thought about how it was going to be…and I’m glad I didn’t.Adriana wailed and cried as Miguel prepared to leave. Just like any other day Miguel was up early to milk the cows-one last time. He brought his big bag out and hugged his mom. She cried and so did he. Adelmo continued on with the days chores. Get the milk ...

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.