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It was morning and we walked in the same field trying to see more savage animal. Our guide climbed a termite mount trying to see above the level of the plains around. In this region in usual to find big termite mounts, much higher those ones we have here in Brazil.It is told the most of islands in the Okawango delta are created by them.
In the foreground we can see a typical young macalani palm, the elephants try to eat them, but they are toxic.
PS: It is a sad day for Brazilians, we would like to hide under the soil like these termites.. :(

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Era manhã e estávamos caminhando pelo mesmo campo árido, sempre em busca de animais selvagesn para admirar. Nosso guia subiu num cupinzeiro para enxergar além da planície. Estes cupinzeiros são comuns na região e são bem mais altos que aqueles aqui do Brasil. Dizem que a maior parte das ilhas do delta do Okavango foi criada pelos cupins.
Em primeiro plano vemos uma jovem palmeira macalani que por vezes alimenta os elefantes, apesar de ser tóxica para eles.
PS: Um dia triste para os brasileiros, queríamos estar escondidos debaixo do solo como estes cupins.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7031 W: 179 N: 12347] (51845)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-26
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-08 15:22
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