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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa
Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes).

"Men smeared with mud pushing their way through the undergrowth, creeping through the bushes and tree roots. You lean out from your branch to watch them for the last time: the little men of the forest, the terrestrial predators. And they are watching you..."

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

Soundscape: Greater Spot-nosed Monkey vocalizations
(Cercopithecus nictitans). In the background, African rainforest sounds.

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 21:12.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).