National Geographic Adventure (@natgeoadventure)

Aug 2019

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.