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A mokoro is a type of canoe commonly used in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It is propelled through the shallow waters of the delta by standing in the stern and pushing with a pole, in the same manner as punting. Mokoros are traditionally made by digging out the trunk of a large straight tree, such as an ebony tree or Kigelia tree. Modern mokoros, however, are increasingly made of fiber-glass. Mokoro safaris are a popular way for tourists to visit the delta, much of which is in national parks, but the boats are still a practical means of transport for residents to move around the swamp. The boats are very vulnerable to attack by hippopotamus, which can overturn them with ease. Hippopotamus are reputed to have developed this behaviour after the use of mokoros and other boats for hunting.
The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta. It is formed where the Okavango River empties into the Kalahari Desert, where it creates a vast seasonal swamp and one of the most important wetlands on earth (200,000 large mammals and countless birds).
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D40x, Nikkor 18-200 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 8, ISO 200
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  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you Polly!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 5 years ago

    Thank you very much “Colour and light” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Audrey, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 4 years ago

    Hi! Saw this in AFRICAN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY and just HAD to fav it. Great work!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

  • It’s my pleasure Peggi!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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