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Take Off

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.

TAGS: Botswana, Zebra

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Cape Town, South Africa
Member since 2016
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© Michael Lorentz.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Total Views: 138
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO250
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