The photographic exploration of the West Africa nation of Mali continues with today's selection of nine images. The initial motivation for traveling to Mali is my love of its music and artists such as Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré, Amadou & Mariam, to name a few well known ones. But beyond its wonderful music, it was the incredibly photogenic scenes of daily life I came across, pretty much everywhere I went. I will be posting more photos of Mali in the days to come. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: View the gallery of photos from Mali here.
A boy steers a small sailboat on the Niger river, Mali. Western Africa's most important river springs in Guinea, stretches over four thousand kilometers and crosses Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria. Its basin covers over 7% of Africa's landmass. The river's inner delta, in central Mali, is a swampy region which floods annually making it very productive for fishing and agriculture.