Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania, Africa


The thing about photos is that they are an edited point of view. The photographer edits the real world by providing a very specific glimpse of one moment in time. In this photo you are seeing a person exploring a jungle. But in reality they are merely walking inside the villiage of Mto Wa Mbu, it’s name meaning “River of Mosquitoes” with a population of over 16,000 people.The only reason we were allowed here as tourists, is that our admission fee goes towards programs that promote energy saving stoves, building water pipelines and schools for these communities. Photographic Details: Walking with a wide angle lens on my 5D and a telephoto lens on my 7D I was prepared for scenes both close and far away. Being swallowed by this lush forest with the sun shining in my eyes was really cool as our group followed our local guides. Snapping this shot was one of those surprise moments when I was going through my photos later in the evening, I was very grateful for my wide angle lens. Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/125s f/5.6 ISO100 17mm 16-35mm f2.8L lens