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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 wet lands on earth. The Okavango delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to a wide variety of wildlife which is now a popular tourist attraction. The majority of the estimated 200,000 large mammals in and around the delta are not year-round residents. They leave with the summer rains to find renewed fields of grass to graze on and trees to browse, then make their way back as winter approaches. Large herds of buffalo and elephant total about 30,000 beasts.
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa
Nikon D40x, Nikkor 18-200 mm, 1/320 sec at f/ 8, ISO 200
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