December 30, 2012
Kuvale Herdsman, Angola
Photograph by Volkmar Wentzel, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs
Veiled in haze, twin peaks of Angola’s Chela range tower above a Kuvale herdsman in a picture published in September 1961, the same year conflict erupted in what was then a Portuguese colony.
An Editor's note accompanying the feature explained that writer and photographer Volkmar Wentzel, then a member of the magazine's foreign editorial staff, had traveled "the length and breadth" of Angola less than two years earlier and that "[his] journey could not be made today."
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