Photo of the Day 6 July 2008

Ariaal Warriors, Marsabit District, Kenya, 1999
Photograph by Maria Stenzel
Ariaal warriors rest on an outcrop amid the deserts of northern Kenya's Marsabit District. The 10,000 or so Ariaal who inhabit Marsabit have managed to maintain their nomadic way of life in spite of shrinking communal pastures, increasing ethnic tensions, and government pressure to trade their cattle culture for a more mainstream existence.