Photographing the World's Most Dangerous Church

Philip Lee Harvey recently went to Ethiopia for Lonely Planet to photograph the world's most inaccessible church... 2,500 feet up and carved into the side of a mountain. The view from the top? Nothing short of spectacular. Amazingly, the Abuna Yemata Guh Church in Tigray, Ethiopia was carved by hand, and the art inside becomes even more incredible when one takes into account that the artist (and anyone who visits) had to make the climb to do it. Talk about devotion.

Phillip Lee Harvey was born in Canterbury, England, but his work takes him all over the globe. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair and Volvo magazine. Check out more of his work on his website.

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Bavarian DNA's picture

Thats the spirit, insane in somehow but worth it. Man can't wait to have my own adventure like this. Very impressive and nice to know that, so Thank you so much for bringing this article up Chris

Damith Wickramsinghe's picture

Thanks for share this.. :)

Christian Berens's picture

That is extraordinary! I envy the ability to travel and photograph things like that. He did amazing work as well! What an opportunity!!

I was there 10 days ago. Really beautiful and impressive place ! But I don't like at all this video showing the photographer as a hero. Many people go there : many Ethiopians every sunday and for religious events... and some tourists too !