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Back from Botswana!!!

Hello to anyone who remembers me! I am now officially back in business after a 6-week adventure in Botswana and a bit of a bout of bronchitis when I fist flew in. But now I'm at 100% again and ready to share the tons of exciting photos and stories that I collected along the way. Well at least until I'm back on the road in a week... Let's not think about that yet.

But in any case, before delving in too much to the furry and feathery friends I made along the way, I thought I'd start off by sharing a classic 'Africa' image, what my professor liked to call a "kitschy African sunset," complete with silhouetted acacias (I think A. erioloba) and glowing dry grass. This one comes from Central Kalahari Game Reserve,  which is the second largest game reserve on the planet, covering 52,800 km² of savanna. I  had to struggle to get this shot right, because I was shooting out the side of our safari vehicle as we rushed to get to our campsite before the sundown curfew. By the nature of this image, you can understand the urgency, ha.-

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#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D
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Leopard - Linyanti, Botswana
by David Lloyd
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AFRICAN CUP OF NATION (AFCON) 2015 GROUPS

Group A: Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Rwanda
Group B: Mali, Algeria, Ethiopia, Malawi
Group C: Burkina Faso, Angola, Gabon, Lesotho
Group D: Ivory Coast, Cameroon, DR Congo, Sierra Leone
Group E: Ghana, Togo, Guinea, Uganda
Group F: Zambia, Cape Verde, Niger, Mozambique
Group G: Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Botswana

#NigeriaCentenary   #Afcon2015   #AfricanFootball  
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"Family Frustrations" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Chacma Baboons
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Hello everyone! It's time for Wildlife Wednesday again. I'm sharing this photo of a family of baboons on the banks of the Chobe river in Botswana. Why don't we make today's unofficial theme a family theme?? Show us your "wildlife families" by adding the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday  to your posts. +Mike Spinak and I are always looking forward to what will be shared to the theme.

What do you think this mother and father are thinking with their rowdy little ones behaving badly? I captured this photo from the +Wild Eye photographic boat on the Chobe river - the troop was chilling out at dawn on the banks of the river.

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#monkeymonday  +Monkey Monday  #quirkynature  +Quirky Nature
 
#baboons   #Chobe   #Botswana   #primates   #Africa   #wildlife   #family  
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Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa | International Space Station
Okavango inland delta in northern Botswana is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station. The great Okavango delta in the Kalahari Desert is illuminated in the sun's reflection point in this panorama. Using this sun glint technique, crew members can image fine detail of water bodies. Here the bright line of the Okavango River shows the annual summer flood advancing from the well-watered Angolan Highlands (upper margin) to the delta. Then the flood water slowly seeps across the 150 kilometer-long delta, supplying forests and wetlands, finally reaching the fault-bounded lower margin of the delta in the middle of winter. Most of the water of this large river is used up by the forests, or evaporates in the dry air. Only two percent of the river's water actually exits the delta. The wetland supports high biodiversity in the middle of the otherwise semiarid Kalahari Desert, and is now one of the most famous tourist sites in Africa. This view also shows the small quantity of water in the Boteti River. Okavango water only reaches the dry lake floors (lower right) in the wettest years. Part of one of the station's solar arrays is visible at right.
 
Credit: NASA
Image Date: June 4, 2014

+NASA's Marshall Center 
+Johnson Space Center 

#NASA   #Space  #ISS #Earth #Africa #Botswana #Kalahari
#Desert #Okavango #Delta #BlueDot #SolarArray #Astronaut #Crew
#Photography #Art #Expedition40
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When we were in the Okavanga Delta of Botswana, we were fortunate to see this young male Leopard on two separate occasions. To state the obvious, he was gorgeous: young, healthy, and well-fed. And not the least bit camera shy. 

This image was made with my Canon 6D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS + 1.4x @560mm, 1/40sec, ISO 400, -0.33eV at ƒ/8. Processed in Aperture.

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#Africa   #Botswana   #Leopard   #OkavangaDelta   #Wildlife  
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