Photo gallery with soundscapes and quotes from the book The Forest Has You


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Climbing a liana, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka child climbing a liana (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"Millions of trees pump water from the soil and the rivers high into the air. Sap-carrying arteries lace the sky, separate, stream down towards the ground along the lianas. The arms of the forest stretch out, wrapping around each thing. Swollen with dew, its hands lightly touch you, caress you as you move among them..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)

Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).

Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

      Page URL:       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 08:30.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).