The Ripon Falls, 
the Source of the White Nile,
as Speke encountered it in 1862.

He wrote about his first encounter: 

". . . the most interesting sight 
I had seen in Africa . . . 
the roar of the waters, 
the thousands of passenger-fish,
leaping  . . . with all their might." 

The Ripon Falls have 
now been submerged beneath 
a hydro-electric dam, 
and the area is flooded 
and presents itself much 
less spectecular: 

close this window