The Magazine of Ethiopian Airlines

A Cultural Heritage

The people of Ethiopia’s Omo River Valley.

Heralded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, southwestern Ethiopia's Omo River Valley is celebrated for its deep roots as well as its cultural diversity. The river nurtures and sustains a way of life for a wide variety of wildlife and at least eight distinct people groups. These valley dwellers speak six unique languages, and for thousands of years, these tribes have preserved and practiced the rituals of their ancestors.

These photos are taken from Genesis, photographer Sebastião Salgado’s collection of images showing nature, animals and indigenous peoples with breathtaking beauty.