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Okavango pride

This pride of lions was photographed in the Okavango delta in Botswana, this area is very wet in the dry season and is very unique in that way. The water comes from the Angolan highlands and takes a few months to get to the delta. The lions here have adapted to this watery world which changes from a savannah grassland to a delta every year. Lions generally avoid water if there is not need to get wet however in the delta they have to cross channels and wade through water to hunt and cover their territory. We followed the pride for the whole morning and finally we witnessed them crossing. I have been to the delta before but have never seen this before even thou one hears about this behavior. This entire area relies on eco tourism and is conserved so long as tourist dollars remain in the area. The lodges are eco friendly and rely on solar energy. The only land use is game viewing for safari and is protected from illegal poaching and hunting. Even the wood on the ground is left to the termites and all the wood for fires comes from outside of the reserve. ISO - 100 f 2.8 1250/sec 200mm Nikon D4 Nikon 70-200mm vr 2

TAGS: Botswana

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© Dylan Brandt.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Total Views: 25
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 8, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D4
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO100
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