Hunting with the Donso

In Burkina Faso, part of my research on donso hunters consisted in learning to hunt. After months of practicing hunting I decided to drop the shotgun for a day and keep the camera in hand, going to the bush with Lasso and Go-Seydou. I decided it was time to try to give a sense of the visual environment we hunt in, around Karankasso Sambla. The day was very hot, small animals could be caught resting in the shadows. The experience was quite paradoxical for me, for while the two hunters were struggling to spot hares and birds, I was following and observing them carefully to spot good pictures, as if I had been hunting the hunters.