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Okavango Delta, Botswana...

The Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland delta. It is formed where the Okavango River empties onto a swamp in the Kalahari Desert, where most of the water is lost to evaporation and transpiration instead of draining into the sea. Each year approximately 11 cubic kilometres of water irrigate the 15,000 km² area and some flood-waters drain into Lake Ngami. Watching BBC’s excellent “Planet Earth” series can tell you more about what this flooding means for the wildlife in Africa.

The Moremi Game Reserve, a National Park, spreads across the eastern side of the delta. This is where this picture was taken.

Source: Okavango Delta

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I learnt about TrekEarth thru a good friend of mine. I liked the diversity of its members, the quality of their critiques, and, quite frankly, the ability to see all the countries I’ve visited on a single map.
I developed an habitude to post a picture per day, which is a bit tiring by any standard. More than a year after my membership has begun, I apparently posted over 300 pictures with a preference for geographical diversity and informativeness of their notes, two features you would agree, I hope.

Now that’s time to take a breath. I realized that the interest in my pictures has been fading, some pictures I personally like a lot tend to go unnoticed. Funny as it is, some of my most recent add-ups had more than 150 views each without any comment or critique. The motivation to write detailed narratives for someone’s own pictures, or critiques with long analyses for other members is, IMHO, a function of the feedbacks he or she receives. Hence, lesser feedback I received, weaker, I’m afraid, got my enthusiam to be active on TE.

This time the recess will take a bit longer, and when I’ll start uploading again, I’ll try to remember to be less exhausting in terms of the frequency of my postings. :-)

I appreciate the contribution of fellow members thru their valuable critiques, workshops and the company of many friends. Without them my experience at TE wouldn’t be as pleasant.

Thank you very much to all for your feedbacks.

With friendship,

Erdem

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