James Hopkirk
Market trader with her baby, dusk, Mindelo street market. 

Market trader with her baby, dusk, Mindelo street market. 

Jeep, dusk, Mindelo

Jeep, dusk, Mindelo

Market trader, Mindelo, dusk. 

Market trader, Mindelo, dusk. 

View from our apartment at night, Mindelo, Sao Vicente. 

View from our apartment at night, Mindelo, Sao Vicente. 

Mindelo at dusk, photographed from Monte Verde on Sao Vicente. 

Mindelo at dusk, photographed from Monte Verde on Sao Vicente. 

With fishermen at the village of Calhau on Sao Vicente. 

With fishermen at the village of Calhau on Sao Vicente. 

View from the Mar d’Canal ferry from Mindelo in Sao Vicente to Porto Novo in Santo Antao at dusk. 

View from the Mar d’Canal ferry from Mindelo in Sao Vicente to Porto Novo in Santo Antao at dusk. 

Fishermen braving the high winds, jagged coastline and powerful waves to bring their haul back to Ponto do Sol harbour, Santo Antao. 

Fishermen braving the high winds, jagged coastline and powerful waves to bring their haul back to Ponto do Sol harbour, Santo Antao. 

View down into Ribeira do Paul, where we were staying, dusk. 

View down into Ribeira do Paul, where we were staying, dusk. 

Dusk, Santo Antao - you can see the lights of Ribeira Grande on the coast in the distance. 

Dusk, Santo Antao - you can see the lights of Ribeira Grande on the coast in the distance. 

Nic on Chaves Beach, Boavista

Nic on Chaves Beach, Boavista

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 2012

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Dzanga Bai is a huge clearing in the middle of the jungle in the Central African Republic, where herds of up to 200 forest elephants congregate to suck up mineral deposits. This pocket of protected forest is part of the Dzanga Sangha reserve in the remote south-western tip of the country. This large (but shrinking) tract of virgin rainforest houses an extraordinary array of indigenous wildlife, including elephants and western lowland gorillas.

Dzanga Bai is a huge clearing in the middle of the jungle in the Central African Republic, where herds of up to 200 forest elephants congregate to suck up mineral deposits. This pocket of protected forest is part of the Dzanga Sangha reserve in the remote south-western tip of the country. This large (but shrinking) tract of virgin rainforest houses an extraordinary array of indigenous wildlife, including elephants and western lowland gorillas.

Baby forest elephant running through the clearing, Dzanga Bai.

Baby forest elephant running through the clearing, Dzanga Bai.

Baby forest elephant, Dzanga Bai.

Baby forest elephant, Dzanga Bai.