Megaflyover: Documenting Africa's Last Wild Places

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A patchwork of crops covers nearly every inch of volcanic earth in northwestern Rwanda, a densely populated country where 90 percent of the citizens are farmers.

This photo and caption appear in the September 2005 all-Africa issue of National Geographic magazine. Writer David Quammen and photographer George Steinmetz accompanied Mike Fay on some legs of the Megaflyover.

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—Photograph by George Steinmetz, copyright National Geographic Magazine
 
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