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Cutting In
Photograph by Randy Olson

Clearing room for a garden, Mbuti men hack through tropical hardwood. The Mbuti and Bantu have harvested wood on this small scale for centuries, but large commercial operations threaten Congo's rain forest. Logging camps—some of them illegal—eat away Mbuti territory and wildlife habitats. For now, regional conflict between local militias, rebels, government soldiers, and other factions has mostly kept large-scale harvesting companies out of the Ituri forest. But some ecologists worry that when peace arrives, more loggers, poachers, and immigrants will follow.


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 21mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: 3:55 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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