Megaflyover: Documenting Africa's Last Wild Places

Megaflyover and Human Footprint Map
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Lots of graveyards in southern Africa, like this one in South Africa, are spreading at a scary rate, in large part because of AIDS, according to conservationist Mike Fay.

The photograph is one of more than 100,000 digital images made during the "Africa Megaflyover," a seven-month aerial survey of how human activity has penetrated the continent's ecosystems.

"Where human populations are high, and poverty remains, longevity is short," Fay said.

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—Photograph by J. Michael Fay, copyright National Geographic Society
 
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