Ennedi Mountains, Chad

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.
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Only one person at a time can pass through Slot Canyon in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Only one person at a time can pass through Slot Canyon in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Toubou herders bring their camels to Guelta d'Archei in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Toubou herders bring their camels to Guelta d'Archei in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Desert crocodiles lurk at Guelta d'Archei, a permanent water source in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.  Related to the Nile crocodile, these crocs are survivors from an earlier period when water covered much of the region.

Desert crocodiles lurk at Guelta d'Archei, a permanent water source in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa. Related to the Nile crocodile, these crocs are survivors from an earlier period when water covered much of the region.

This sandstone formation at Archei in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa, is called The Mask.

This sandstone formation at Archei in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa, is called The Mask.

Huge herds of camels drink from the permanent water source at Guelta d'Archei in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Huge herds of camels drink from the permanent water source at Guelta d'Archei in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Wadi Archei in the Ennedi Mountains, Chad, Central Africa, offers excellent hiking possibilities.

Wadi Archei in the Ennedi Mountains, Chad, Central Africa, offers excellent hiking possibilities.

Acacia trees fill the plains near Wadi Archei in the Ennedi Mountains, Chad, Central Africa.

Acacia trees fill the plains near Wadi Archei in the Ennedi Mountains, Chad, Central Africa.

These prehistoric rock paintings are in Manda Guéli Cave in the Ennedi Mountains, Chad, Central Africa. Camels have been painted over earlier images of cattle, perhaps reflecting climatic changes.

Scientists in South Africa have developed a genetic chip with millions of African genes to be used in developing precision medicine for the continent.

Prehistoric rock art paintings appear on the walls of Manda Guéli Cave in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Prehistoric rock art paintings appear on the walls of Manda Guéli Cave in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Toubou nomads congregate at the "Well of the Young Girls" in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

Toubou nomads congregate at the "Well of the Young Girls" in the Ennedi Mountains of northeastern Chad, Central Africa.

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