Uganda mother with baby under a bowl of sky.

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Candace Dempsey

Uganda is a dazzling country of few roads—potholed, muddy—crossed by elephants and lions. When a car breaks down, everybody piles out of vehicles to help. This mother strolls with her baby, waiting for an overturned truck to clear the road to Queen Elizabeth National Park. When we came back a few days later, the truck had been pushed to the roadside but the drivers still awaited a tow. They kept small fires burning to ward off elephants.

Location: Southwest Uganda, near Queen Elizabeth Park


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