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Etosha Pan, extremely flat salt pan, northern Namibia, covering an area of approximately 5.000 square km at an elevation of about 1.000 m.
This enormous expanse of salt is the largest of its kind in Africa. It was first discovered by Europeans when Sir Francis Galton and Charles Andersson sighted it in 1851. There is geological evidence that the Kunene River of Angola formerly flowed southward into the pan, forming a huge lake.
The Etosha Pan is the centre of Etosha National Park, which has an area of 22,269 sq. km and one of the largest accumulations of big-game species in the world, including lions, elephants, rhinoceros, elands, zebras, and springbok. Abundant bird life includes flamingos, vultures, hawks, eagles, ostriches, guinea fowl, and geese.

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  • Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 3 N: 1207] (7322)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Nikon P7100
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-27 13:38
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