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Photographer's Note

This image is my contribution to the TE forum, which of late has become an unsavory place. In all the years that I have been a TE member (still classified as a junior, I might add) I have only participated in it a few times. It has always left a bitter taste in my mouth due to the discourteous behavior of some TE members who seem to enjoy nitpicking and insults. Such sensitivity towards oneself AND such insensitivity towards others!
Today I visited the Forum and lo and behold, more name calling, preening, beating the drum, referring to people derogatorily by their nationality...

So I needed something to soothe my mind and found this image which I give as a gift to you, especially to those "wounded" souls who are either sulking or sharpening their talons for another attack, usually at the moderators.
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Getting back to the essence of the image- it was taken at Okavango where beauty and danger exist side by side. Close to these waterlilies lurked gruff and territorial hippos which have been known to upturn a mokoro(native canoe) and even kill a tourist or two.

The source of the Okavango Delta

Spurred by huge subtropical storms, the Cubango River rises in central Angola, flows through Namibia as the Kuvango River and finally enters Botswana as the Okavango River at Mohembo in the north. With it comes some 11 billion cubic metres of water each year which drains away through a maze of lagoons, channels and islands before disappearing into the Kalahari wastes of the south.

This is the Okavango Delta, some 15000 square kilometres of wetland with a special diversity of fauna and flora.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2968 W: 103 N: 5126] (23070)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-04
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-05 15:01
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