1st Place, People
This was our guide up Gahinga Mountain. She didn’t pose for this photo, she’s just naturally badass-looking. I’d love to thank Uganda Wildlife Authority for the training they give their staff. Christine has been at this for a while now, 3-odd years, and she’s very patient and diplomatic. This I know for certain- I was the last on the trail and we were moving super slowly. She showed us a number of plants that healed any number of ailments. More memorable was the Black Eyed Susan (we had a Susan in our group and were shocked she’d never told us about her rock band)... Christine also recommended we come back for the Batwa trail, where we’d go deeper in the lives of forest dwellers and their medicinal herbs. It’s remarkable- the guides hike up different mountains almost daily. If you’ve hiked up a mountain, you’d know that it’s rather difficult to get to the point where you get used to it. Her favorite by far was Sabinyo. A fantastic choice by our reckoning. Here’s to the badass rangers, who help us enjoy ourselves.
3rd Place, People
Light is Knowledge
Light is the sun and the avenger of evil forces and darkness. Light is knowledge, purity and morality. A young girl passes between intersecting walls in the evening hours in Kibuye, a Kampala suburb.