Agashya, Mt. Sabyinyo, Rwanda, 2004.
[Credit : Sebastião Salgado]
Salgado spent a month with the gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda. Before the civil war in Rwanda, the mountain gorillas were a big tourist attraction, and are becoming so again. In Uganda, gorillas are not so used to human company. Salgado was one of the first non-scientists to visit them.
A caretaker bathing a white elephant in Naypyidaw on Tuesday, March 26. Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change.
[Credit : Soe Than Win / AFP / Getty Images]
Afghanistan, 2009: A girl sits near a baby donkey in Bamyan Province. Children around the world have an intuitive connection to animals and their natural environment. In Afghanistan, donkeys are often the only source of transportation in rural communities. They are also used by UNICEF and partners to deliver vaccines, school supplies, emergency relief and other aid to hard-to-reach parts of the country.
© UNICEF/ Shehzad Noorani