What is the location of this picture worth a thousand words?

@pachogut @joachim @ivanparr @misumeta @paddy18 @nyoni-pete

Please scroll to third large photo in https://www.expertafrica.com/wildlife/sable-antelope/zimbabwe

Who knows Chobe National Park (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chobe_National_Park) well enough to pinpoint this precise location?

The most similar that I have found in iNaturalist is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7093563.

The photo in question is remarkable for several reasons.

Firstly, the horizontal interruption of the water creates an initial illusion of two different photos, one above the other.

Secondly, in this general area, the sable antelope penetrates extensive treeless grasslands, despite being a species dependent on the edges of woodlands.

Thirdly, it is noteworthy to see the sable antelope near the western wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mattosi) and large groups of the plains zebra (Equus quagga chapmani). Typically, the sable antelope shuns congregations of 'plains game'.

@moxcalvitiumtorgos @rion_c
Could you please identify the waterfowl in the photo in question?

Posted on December 21, 2023 08:58 PM by milewski milewski


Thanks for asking. But, sorry, I do not know this specific place.

Posted by misumeta 7 months ago

Can't help with the location, great photo though.

Posted by paddy18 7 months ago

Could the palms be Hyphaene coriacea? Said to occur mainly below 300 m, so maybe a river valley like Zambezi?

Posted by mikee84 7 months ago

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