14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Travelling with my family in September this year at the Makgadikgadi Pan in Botswana, which is the largest salt flat in the world, it was the end of the dry season and fresh water was scarce. This huge flock of Red-billed Quelea briefly stopped to drink, before taking off en-masse against a dusty backdrop of zebra stripes, creating swirling patterns in the shimmering heat.
© Michael Lorentz.
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||Nov. 27, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
||Canon EOS-1D X