Eliot Elisofon photographing wildlife by lake Edward. Virunga National Park, Congo (Democratic Republic), [negative]
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
"The park includes: part of Lake Edward (Lake Rutangize), the Semliki River valley, parts of the Rwindi, Ishasha and Rutshuru valleys south of the lake, the Virunga area within former Zaïre, and part of the Rwenzori range. Lake Edward belongs to the Nile river system and Lake Kivu to the Congo Basin river system. Some of the largest wild animal concentrations in Africa occur along the rivers of the park. Mammals in the savanna of the Rwindi area include: elephant, hippopotamus, buffalo, numerous antelope including kob and Defassa waterbuck, warthog, lion, spotted hyena, bushbuck, and various monkeys." This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.