Albertine Rift

Africa’s Albertine Rift is home to stunning scenery and amazing wildlife. It also has the highest human population densities on the continent. Joel’s latest story for National Geographic magazine explores what happens when the two collide. While on assignment, Joel had a close encounter with a deadly virus — read his essay or see more photos from the assignment.

A late afternoon storm breaks over Uganda's Lake Albert, a dramatic reminder of the region's seasonal rain cycle. (Image ID: SCE054-00004)

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