THE OKOVANGO DELTA
Welcome to Botswana, Africa, where the landscape undergoes massive transformations throughout the year and the huge inland delta of watery, swampy and dry scenic views combined. The flooding of the Okovango river leaves this area well watered and teaming with wildlife including lechwe, elephants, hippos, springboks, rhinos and many more. Changing of the seasons and the flow of the river produce a big attraction in Botswana and many people make the trip to see it and the water will remain there until it evaporates during dry season. As its natural construction stands, the Okovango Delta experiences severe flooding followed by searing heat which evaporates the water quickly producing fast rising and falling water levels.
As we fly today, dry season has just ended and wet season just about started and the plantation and wildlife is coming back to life and leaving the dried out surrounding landscape slowly behind.
I picked Maun Airport, which lies just next to the delta itself as a departure point and took this little E170 out there to see what it had to offer. There was no specific route planned. Departing south west, we flew our sight seeing tourists over the Moremi reserve before banking slowly around the surrounding areas and heading back to the airport.
It’s a big old place as well, and as with a lot of the global scenery quite hard to choose specific shots and areas to capture and very easy to venture a bit further than planned. In this case, we flew as planned in and the delta and river area.
Departure: FBMN (Maun Airport)
Arrival: FBMN (Maun Airport)
Notes: As always, no hard editing was done to the photos, just some personal preference slight changes to the light and contrast and working with what is available – nothing fake added or taken away.
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