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Himba women spend several hours everyday to make up with ochre powder mixed with grease. Hairdress is very important and is strictly codified. North Namibia, close to Angola. Himbas have been threatened for more than a decade by a big dam project in the Epupa Falls area on the Kunene river.

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  • en-joy
    en-joyabout 5 years ago


  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulabout 5 years ago

  • Thanks for your choice!

    – Saka

  • Andrea Ida Rausch
    Andrea Ida Rauschabout 5 years ago

    A lovely capture, I like the red look of the Himba people! Congrats on the well deserved feature!

  • carrolk
    carrolkabout 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous picture of gorgeous people!

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago


  • Jessica Henderson
    Jessica Hendersonover 2 years ago

    Aw that is a beautiful capture, amazing!

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