Ethiopia, a big country, not really known in Europe. Perhaps some of us still remember Haile Selassie, the last Emperor of Abyssinia, or other events from recent history. Hardly none of us knows the religious community of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, the geographically very different country with large mountains whose precipitation feeds the Nile and the dry lowlands in the south. Or the many, very individual tribes that still live very originally on their land. My journey took me to the Omo Valley, south of the capital Addis Ababa. In addition to pictures of people and their rites, I was also able to discover numerous birds and a few other animal species. The country is poor in large mammals, as they are known from Kenya or Tanzania, but very original and incredibly fascinating and definitely worth a visit.