Still Learning To See

Croc in the Delta

The only real “experience” I have with crocs are the garden shoes and, as a child, watching Captain Hook. Sorry!

This young crocodile, seen on the Okavango Delta near where the Village Weavers of an earlier post were working their magic, was darned impressive even if it didn’t twitch during the time we watched it!

The Okavango Delta is a remarkable place, wet and rich with life of all kinds. Tremendous quantities of water flow into the Delta from Angola to the north but the water doesn’t flow out of the Delta. It is used by plants or evaporates or, in small quantities, soaks into the ground.

The Delta, as shown in this satellite image with country borders added.

The Delta, as shown in this satellite image with country borders added.

The spot on the channel where we watched this croc had a formidable flow; amazing to think none of it ended up going to the sea! For bird watchers the Delta is a must-see place.

A lovely full rainbow found us.

A lovely full rainbow found us.

Paparus reeds abound in the Delta.

Papyrus reeds abound in the Delta.

This entry was published on February 28, 2014 at 11:22 am. It’s filed under Africa, Botswana, John Snell, Photograph, Water and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Croc in the Delta

  1. Man…you saw everything. Sure you weren’t at the zoo.

    • A zoo without cages! It was amazing to sit in a vehicle or boat and be so close to critters of all kinds. I constantly had to remind myself “These really are wild animals and I and really part of the food chain here!”

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