National Geographic : 1915 Feb
Photo by Vittorio Sella THE RUWENZORI MOUNTAINS, AFRICA The headwaters of this little river form a mere Alpine stream buried in fantastic vegetation. Its yellow-brown waters are without fish or any other form of life. The surrounding ground is covered with heath forest and an underwood of tall ferns, creeping plants, orchids, and thorny brambles laden with blossoms and unripe blackberries. In their shade grow violets, ranunculus, geraniums and many other beautiful flowers. The men in this picture were members of the mountain climbing party of the Duke of the Abruzzi.