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Okavango Expedition 2013: Lost

From the dairy of Paul Steyn – expedition writer “We are lost. We may have to sleep in the mokoros tonight.” I could not tell if GB was joking. I was fairly certain he was serious about being lost though. We’d been paddling for eight hours, the sun was about to set, and we still…

Tracking Wild Dogs in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Tracking rarely seen wild dogs on the run across the waterways and islands of Botswana’s Okavango Delta was almost impossible. These painted canines are swift hunters and despite our high-powered safari vehicle we had trouble keeping up with them. African wild dogs hunt with formidable speed in tightly coordinated packs that seem to think and…

A Day in the Lush Mobile Delta

  By Mark J. Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation One recent Monday, I got to spend the day doing something outside, not in a conference room, not in my office, just out in one of North America’s great natural wonders. My day began at 7, when the executive director of the Mobile Botanical Gardens, Bill…