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Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

20.4S 24.8E

April 27th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Salt Flats, Wetlands

Botswana - April 15th, 2011

The green, broom-shaped Okavango Delta, the terminus of the Okavango River and one of the world’s largest inland water systems, can be observed on the left side of this image.

Millions of years ago the Okavango river use to flow into a large inland lake called Lake Makgadikgadi. This lake has now dried up and become the Makgadikgadi Pans, a large series of salt flats. The pans appear whitish grey and can be seen at the lower right.

 

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