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.. :(
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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jadesgran (4870) 2014-07-08 21:55
I know exactly how you feel - humiliated.It gets easier.
Love the picture! Well composed,clarity good.Interesting note.
serp2000 (37378) 2014-07-08 23:55
Hi, Jorge, I want to say a couple of words for your latest post too.
First time I have seen a termite mount in Sri Lanka. Impressive construction, good presentation of the nature in Botswana, thanks for so interesting reports from Africa.
lousat (71247) 2014-07-09 4:19
Hi Jorge,the man close to the termite house give us the exact idea of the big size of this building....ehehe...a very nice capture caught in the best way despite the difficult light,another great shot from the nature world,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (134342) 2014-07-09 4:22
This is an extraordinarily picture with the guide high on the termite mountain.
I hope that you the same day has found elephants.
This gives nice perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
ikeharel (51305) 2014-07-09 7:35
It's only a football game Jorge, you don't have to punish yourself and want to hide under the Termites pile. Glorious days was in older time, the ball is always round - and I am sure the team will re-built itself for future, long from now.
Nice note anout the pile, instead of the elephants we see your guide.
Fine taken photo, good document.
nikkitta (12654) 2014-07-11 14:16
Que buenisima captura, he visto hormigueros gigantes de tierra colorada en Paraguay, no concia ni estos ni los de Brasil y con la presencia del hombre se puede apreciar su tamaño
Buena captura y colorido
Terrible lo que les sucedio, increible, indignante, de todas formas siguen siendo considerados entre los mejores equipos y cuando vuelva Neymar, a entrenar nuevamente
Buena foto, saludos
mcmtanyel (9947) 2014-07-12 21:24
I am sorry to be writing this on yet another sad day for Brazil, but there'll be other tournaments. Brazil has won enough times that this should not tarnish their fame.
So we are looking at a huge ant hill! Don't termites bother people who step on their mounds?