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Kilimanjaro Twilight, Tanzania, 1997

Photo: Kilimanjaro Twilight

Twilight descends on Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. Although Kilimanjaro is located just 200 miles [322 kilometers] south of the equator, the combination of sun angle, thin atmosphere, and extreme elevation means that its upper slopes experience "summer every day and winter every night.",/p>

(Text adapted from and photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Hiking into the African Sky," July/August 1998, National Geographic Traveler magazine)

Photograph by Daniel R. Westergren

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