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On Lion's Pond

The Okavango Delta of Botswana is the worlds' largest inland delta. Each year, 11 trillion liters of water flow in from the Okavango river from Angola, and disappear into the desert, never reaching the sea.

 

60% of the water is taken up by plants, and most of the rest evaporates directly.

 

But when we were there at the peak flood, the high waters corralled Africa’s greatest concentration of wildlife into a much reduced land area.

 

And even the big cats got near the water.

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Taken on July 3, 2011