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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Gathering in the forest, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Food gathering in the rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"The forest fills you with its own being. It feeds you. It gives you food from its own mouth. In the eyes of the Baka every animal hunted, every fish caught or fruit picked is like an offering, a sacrifice that the forest makes of itself, a gift to be thankful for..."

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

Soundscape: rainforest insect calls and Southern
Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus) vocalizations.

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 20:11.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).