The Himba people or Ovahimba are Herero in origin, part of a group of Bantu-speaking people who migrated from East Africa in the 16th century. The Himba split from the main Herero group, remaining in the northerly Kaokoland/Kunene Region while the rest of the Herero moved southwards. They are one of the last semi-nomadic desert-dwelling groups in Africa, living in the arid regions of north-western Namibia and southern Angola, often leaving their settlements to find better grazing for their cattle and goats.
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ikeharel (61491) 2013-12-14 7:56
Good evening Zbigniew,
An impressive portrait of the young lady from the Namibian tribe.
Face painted with special local red clay, and yet - her smile and face expression is a charming one.
Taken well a close range picture.
gojo (1769) 2013-12-14 9:55
A fine portrait with highly exotic features. She looks proud and maybe a bit concerned. Very expressive.
nikkitta (16230) 2013-12-17 16:52
Saw some of your photos from Paraguay, mainly the jesuitic ruins and now this very good capture from a woman of Namibia, next week will have diner with a friend that went there in september
Like the portrait, quite exotic and well done
Pity the blurred but modern building at the back
gildasjan (42200) 2013-12-19 4:09
Un portrait bien placé dans le cadre avec ici un très bon rendu des textures de la peau.
mohammad_H (9706) 2013-12-19 10:15
پرتره بسیار جذاب
نمایش چهره ملل مختلف
mesutilgim (88194) 2013-12-27 5:23
Nice portrait capture of this Namibian beauty in her traditional hairdress.
TFS and have a nice weekend
wolf38 (31284) 2014-01-17 7:10
Hello Zbigniew. The portrait of this African beauty pleases me very well. The Himba are truly the most beautiful women. Traditionally decorated these women look even better. Overall, a remarkable photo.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
COSTANTINO (58761) 2014-01-25 5:59
fantastic portrait of this woman
traditional details on her head
and around her neck are very
unique portrait with its personal
have a nice weekend
clic (15780) 2014-03-22 11:43
What an interesting portrait featuring her exotic hairdo and face makeup; an earth-based cocktail, I presume.
Thanks for contributing to my education concerning foreign ways of living.
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (3865)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-14 3:27