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Hippos inhabit most of sub-Saharan Africa’s freshwater systems. But despite their stature and geographical ubiquity, they are under represented in the symbology of the region. While most African megafauna is featured on state seals or bank notes, hippos have had to occupy the emblematic backwaters. This one did seem somewhat crestfallen, but it was probably because we had camped on the grass he hoped to eat for dinner 📷 : @mauro_s3rgio #intotheokavango #okavango19

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Morning in camp, light steaming in, river waiting for us @intotheokavango #okavango19

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A Time-lapse of the stars going around while camped out on a remote island in the okavango delta. See the fire under the tree in background, tents in foreground, people walking about with torches on and finally a satellite streak across the sky. #okavango19 #intotheokavango

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Photo by  @christurtleboyes | Icons of the Okavango Delta! The great Baobab and the Real Fan Palm.  The Baobab is quite uncommon in this wetland wilderness, but some amazing specimens exist scattered among the island systems, while the Real Fan Palm dominates great swathes of skyline in large areas, both favored by the largest population of elephants in the world. We found this Baobab on an island in one of the remotest area in the Okavango Delta three days ago on the  #okavango19 expedition, and just had to spend a night in its ancient presence. The  @intotheokavango National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project has been working tirelessly over the past 10 years documenting the biodiversity and health of all the waters of the Okavango River System, traversing over 6500km (4000 miles ) of river and wetland in just the past 4 years. All this to build the knowledge base to show the governments of the region, and the world, of how important it is to protect pristine river basins like these, especially in this time of global freshwater insecurity.

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photo credit @survivalgear @survival @outdoorgear @outdoors @adventure @selfdefense @hiking @camping @hunting @fishing @survivalkit Photo by @christurtleboyes | Icons of the Okavango Delta! The great Baobab and the Real Fan Palm. The Baobab is quite uncommon in this wetland wilderness, but some amazing specimens exist scattered among the island systems, while the Real Fan Palm dominates great swathes of skyline in large areas, both favored by the largest population of elephants in the world. We found this Baobab on an island in one of the remotest area in the Okavango Delta three days ago on the #okavango19 expedition, and just had to spend a night in its ancient presence. The @intotheokavango National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project has been working tirelessly over the past 10 years documenting the biodiversity and health of all the waters of the Okavango River System, traversing over 6500km (4000 miles ) of river and wetland in just the past 4 years. All this to build the knowledge base to show the governments of the region, and the world, of how important it is to protect pristine river basins like these, especially in this time of global freshwater insecurity.

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Photo by @christurtleboyes | Icons of the Okavango Delta!⠀ The great Baobab and the Real Fan Palm. ⠀ The Baobab is quite uncommon in this wetland wilderness, but some amazing specimens exist scattered among the island systems, while the Real Fan Palm dominates great swathes of skyline in large areas, both favored by the largest population of elephants in the world.⠀ We found this Baobab on an island in one of the remotest area in the Okavango Delta three days ago on the #okavango19 expedition, and just had to spend a night in its ancient presence.⠀ ⠀ The @intotheokavango National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project has been working tirelessly over the past 10 years documenting the biodiversity and health of all the waters of the Okavango River System, traversing over 6500km (4000 miles ) of river and wetland in just the past 4 years. All this to build the knowledge base to show the governments of the region, and the world, of how important it is to protect pristine river basins like these, especially in this time of global freshwater insecurity."

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"Photo by @christurtleboyes | Icons of the Okavango Delta!⠀ The great Baobab and the Real Fan Palm. ⠀ The Baobab is quite uncommon in this wetland wilderness, but some amazing specimens exist scattered among the island systems, while the Real Fan Palm dominates great swathes of skyline in large areas, both favored by the largest population of elephants in the world.⠀ We found this Baobab on an island in one of the remotest area in the Okavango Delta three days ago on the #okavango19 expedition, and just had to spend a night in its ancient presence.⠀ ⠀ The @intotheokavango National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project has been working tirelessly over the past 10 years documenting the biodiversity and health of all the waters of the Okavango River System, traversing over 6500km (4000 miles ) of river and wetland in just the past 4 years. All this to build the knowledge base to show the governments of the region, and the world, of how important it is to protect pristine river basins like these, especially in this time of global freshwater insecurity."

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A pair of damsel flies (catshead sprites ) on a waterlily. These tiny gems of color are constantly flying by us, but it’s rare to have them land long enough to take a photo 📷 : @goetzneef #intotheokavango #okavango19 @natgeo @insidenatgeo

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Photo by @christurtleboyes | Icons of the Okavango Delta! The great Baobab and the Real Fan Palm. The Baobab is quite uncommon in this wetland wilderness, but some amazing specimens exist scattered among the island systems, while the Real Fan Palm dominates great swathes of skyline in large areas, both favored by the largest population of elephants in the world. We found this Baobab on an island in one of the remotest area in the Okavango Delta three days ago on the #okavango19 expedition, and just had to spend a night in its ancient presence. The @intotheokavango National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project has been working tirelessly over the past 10 years documenting the biodiversity and health of all the waters of the Okavango River System, traversing over 6500km (4000 miles ) of river and wetland in just the past 4 years. All this to build the knowledge base to show the governments of the region, and the world, of how important it is to protect pristine river basins like these, especially in this time of global freshwater insecurity.

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The incredible Mauro Sérgio ( @mauro_s3rgio ) is a National Geographic Explorer and photographer from Angola. He’s been key to telling the story of this first expedition to the eastern side of the Okavango Delta — a story of hippos, historically low water, abundant wildlife, and difficulty of finding a route somewhere explored 📷 : @christurtleboyes #intotheokavango #okavango19 @natgeo @insidenatgeo

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We saw this elephant wading across the channel to spend his evening on a neighboring island and find his dinner 📷 : @uniquelyfrustrating #intotheokavango #okavango19 @natgeo @insidenatgeo

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Yesterday we got close to our first giraffe of the expedition, who was checking us out from behind a termite mound 📷 : @uniquelyfrustrating #intotheokavango #okavango19

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#Repost @intotheokavango with @get_repost ・・・ The stars on the delta are unspoiled by light pollution. Every evening they fill the night above us and we watch the Milky Way rise and trace a path across the sky 📷 : @christurtleboyes #intotheokavango #okavango19 @natgeo @insidenatgeo

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The stars on the delta are unspoiled by light pollution. Every evening they fill the night above us and we watch the Milky Way rise and trace a path across the sky 📷 : @christurtleboyes #intotheokavango #okavango19 @natgeo @insidenatgeo

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Camp last night was a dream. The smoke from a nearby bush fire made the sunset extra vivid. The hippos were calling and the jasmine was intoxicating @intotheokavango #okavango19

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With the flood leves so low this year, we come within close range of hippos, as we have to enter their water ways to get to our destinations. They have been very good and most of the time giving us the space we need to pass them. #okavango19 #hippo #water #flood #respect #natgeoyourshot #insidenatgeo #africanamazing #african_portraits #africageophoto #okavangodelta #botswana #expedition #

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Lechwe! These guys are now showing up in bigger and bigger herds as we get deeper into the delta @intotheokavango #okavango19

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Watching this herd come to the channel for an evening drink was the perfect way to end a day 📷 : @christurtleboyes #intotheokavango #okavango19 @natgeo @insidenatgeo

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Pausing for a moment to find our way @intotheokavango #okavango19

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The beating heart of the expedition! We are 16 days into our 10th annual scientific survey #okavango19 across the entire Okavango Delta system using traditional mekoro (6m standup canoes ). This year is different though! We are exploring a new route down the eastern side of the delta, arguably the remotest area in the region. Each day at around 3pm we find an island to set camp and make a home for 12 people who have been pushing and pulling themselves through this dense wetland wilderness for the previous 6 hours. Our home is around the campfire, where ever it might be, our sanctuary nestled in our tents, where ever they might be. The sense of community and mutual caring that develops and binds an expedition team makes any place a place of nourishment, security, and society. This is what keeps us focused, alert and safe during the day. Balance. An amazing sunset to milkyway to full moon rise, on yet another magic island, just reminds us of what a privilege it is to in a wild place like this! The @intotheokavango National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project has been working tirelessly over the past 10 years documenting the biodiversity and health of all the waters of the Okavango River System, traversing over 6500km (4000 miles ) of river in just the past 4 years. All this to build the knowledge base to show the government of the region and the world of how important it is to protect this pristine river basin, especially in this time of global freshwater insecurity. Posted on @natgeoadventure @intotheokavango #okavango19 #insidenatgeo #natgeo

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We’re seeing more lechwe. Often you hear these guys running before you see them, they blend in so perfectly 📷 : @uniquelyfrustrating #intotheokavango #okavango19 @insidenatgeo @natgeo

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Uniquely Frustrating. That's her. Well, it's her Insta handle. I never really asked what's 'uniquely frustrating' about her. I wanted to find out on my own. She is the @NatGeo photographer on assignment with @intotheokavango #okavango19 expedition. And she is the only lady in there. We first met in Washington DC during Explorers' Festival. So while in DC she took us to this cool bar that I was pleasantly surprised to find a Motswana waiter working in there. Well, the waiter didn't really look or sound like Motswana, but he knew Phase 2 and Francistown and he was too busy to listen to my BW updates, which was kind of uniquely frustrating. Well back to her, she has that permanent smirk on her face. It's really permanent guys. She says it's, "because I'm always happy". I wonder if even the Okavango Delta hippos can rub it off. But I spent few days with the team in the water and left before I could find that out, and figure out what's really 'uniquely frustrating' about her, which is uniquely frustrating. @uniquelyfrustrating #okavango19

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Before I met him, I didn't know anything about Maunachira, Gomoti, Santantandiba, Nqoga, Jao or Thaoge. Nor did I know anything about Squacco, Boubou, Tchagra or Meyer's Parrot - in fact I thought parrots were all pets. When he told me about the history of Bayei and Bambukushu, I felt both inspired and challenged. Dr Steve Boyes is an amazing selfless human being who has inspired us a great lot to explore the Okavango Delta. He continues to drive us to rise up and protect this wilderness. He has given young and old people from Botswana, Angola and Namibia an opportunity to learn about this unique river system and become ambassadors for it. This is his 10th year crossing the Okavango Delta in a mokoro. #okavango19

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Photo by @christurtleboyes | The beating heart of the expedition! We are 16 days into our 10th annual scientific survey #okavango19 across the entire Okavango Delta system using traditional mekoro (6m standup canoes ). This year is different though! We are exploring a new route down the eastern side of the delta, arguably the remotest area in the region. Each day at around 3pm we find an island to set camp and make a home for 12 people who have been pushing and pulling themselves through this dense wetland wilderness for the previous 6 hours. Our home is around the campfire, where ever it might be, our sanctuary nestled in our tents, where ever they might be. The sense of community and mutual caring that develops and binds an expedition team makes any place a place of nourishment, security, and society. This is what keeps us focused, alert and safe during the day. Balance. An amazing sunset to milkyway to full moon rise, on yet another magic island, just reminds us of what a privilege it is to in a wild place like this! The @intotheokavango National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project has been working tirelessly over the past 10 years documenting the biodiversity and health of all the waters of the Okavango River System, traversing over 6500km (4000 miles ) of river in just the past 4 years. All this to build the knowledge base to show the government of the region and the world of how important it is to protect this pristine river basin, especially in this time of global freshwater insecurity.

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Water is the captain of the lead boat, and is the first set of eyes looking for hippos, crocs and our next turn 📷 : @uniquelyfrustrating #intotheokavango #okavango19 @natgeo @insidenatgeo

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This guy had somewhere to be. He was booking it across the pan, close to the tree line, just as the sun was coming up @intotheokavango #okavango19

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Some elephants enjoyed walking around our tents, chewing and snuffling and farting late into night. Apparently this guy couldn’t get enough of us, because he came by the next morning for his breakfast 📷 : @goetzneef #intotheokavango #okavango19 @natgeo @insidenatgeo

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The stars out here are some of the best I’ve ever seen. No light pollution, not a cloud in the sky and short days means I’ve see. The Milky Way every night since I’ve been in the bush 📷 : @christurtleboyes @intotheokavango #okavango19

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Gobonamang Kgetho. Everyone calls him GB. A humble human. Very brilliant spotter. GB has legendary spotting abilities in the wilderness. He is the type of a person that you need nearby when you're travelling through the bush. I always feel safe when my mokoro is anywhere near GB's. His childhood dream was to be a soldier. But if you're from Seronga, (in Overseas - the nearly forgotten side of the Okavango Delta ), dreams do not always come true. Joining the army for instance, requires travelling 1300km to Gaborone and finding a place to stay while you endure the strict recruitment process. Imagine the talent the army is missing here. Maybe the army could have turned him into a different person. But knowing GB, the setbacks and roughs he has lived through, nothing could have taken away that smile. #okavango19 #Botswana

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Jao channel trickling down to Boro. Too little too late. But this is all necessary, as John Mendelsohn say, "The periodic drying and burning of parts of the Okavango Delta is needed to release nutrients bound-up in plant material, otherwise the whole Delta would be covered in permanent and rather sterile swamps". Find out from the experts in today's Mmegi why the Okavango Delta is experiencing its worst drought now. #okavango19 #Botswana

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We went looking for Pel’s fishing owls. We found baboons and lechwe and a great sunset #intotheokavango #okavango19

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Sometimes we float, and sometimes we don’t @intotheokavango #okavango19

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Mr Water and his son BT. They're both in the @intotheokavango #okavango19 expedition through the Okavango Delta. It's BT's first experience. He was given an old timer Mr Oja to ride with. He is going to amass great knowledge of the Okavango Delta from this expedition. #Botswana

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#tbt to just the other day, when we were camped on a beautiful island in the Delta. It's been aptly dubbed 'Beautiful Island'. #okavango19 #intotheokavango #okavangodelta #botswana #conservation #research #africansunrise #dawninthedelta #nikon

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This is Mr Tumeletso Water Setlabosha. One of literally a handful of baYei to have surveyed the major rivers that make up the Okavango River Basin. Mentor. Ambassador. Guide. Poler. Legend. He's holding the @insidenatgeo @natgeo @rolex Explorer of the Year 2019 trophy, awarded to the @intotheokavango team in June. He was with us on London for our film screening with "you know who" #okavango19 #rolex #explore #domvetro

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Overflew the Mombo Channel in the Okavango Delta, this year's low flood has left it completely dry. The @intotheokavango team has used this channel every year since 2010, and now in 2019 it's dry. Drought... Climate change... Cycles. Who knows. #okavango19

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I was elated to overfly the @intotheokavango team this week on their 10th annual crossing of the Okavango Delta in Botswana #okavango19 #slingaircraft

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Don’t skip leg day! Between finding a new route through the eastern half of the delta and historically low water we’ve spent a lot of time pulling our six mokoros over dry land and around angsty hippos. @natgeo #okavango19 #intotheokavango @insidenatgeo 📷 : @christurtleboyes

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Staying in the wilderness - a truly wild place - pops out all your senses. You become really alive in here. You become aware of every little thing - even a dew drop hanging perilously from a blade of grass won't go unnoticed. That's why it can be little depressing leaving this place because the amount of constant adrenaline your body pumps throughout your stay in here could be little too much for your system. But our world doesn't have many wild places left. Okavango Delta is one of the few remaining truly wild places, and it's a "privilege" to experience it like this. #okavango19 @intotheokavango #dewdrop #sunrise #okavangodelta #Botswana 🇧🇼

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Some of the oldest inhabitants of this planet thrive in the Okavango Delta. Seeing them up close serves as a good reminder of their adeptness to survival. #okavango19 #intotheokavango #conservation #research #okavangodelta #botswana #crocodiles #apexpredator

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I don’t think I’ve ever been this covered in dirt or mosquito bites, but I’ve also never been so filled with awe and wonder. The price is modest compared to the prize @intotheokavango #okavango19

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Unspoilt wilderness. Timeless beauty. Okavango Delta #okavango19 #nqogariver #okavangodelta #1000thUNESCOWorldHeritageSite #Botswana 🇧🇼

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Saturday night plans @intotheokavango #okavango19

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The @intotheokavango team is back at it! Link in bio to find out more about how this year’s Okavango River transect is different than every year before. #Okavango19 #InsideNatGeo #CampaignForNature Photo by: Kai Collins

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We were surprised and delighted to spot a Pel’s fishing owl yesterday! These birds are rarely seen, since they are generally nocturnal hunters. #okavango19 #intotheokavango #pelsfishingowl 📷 : @goetzneef

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Our camp manager, head cook, and fashion icon GB @intotheokavango #okavango19

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