|2003 Africa Kalahari|
Long spells of sparse rains leave riverbeds dry, and little to eat. Then, as if by magic, swarms and multitudes of birds and insects come to life, great herds of wildebeest and zebra gather, flamingos coming home to breed fill the skies, and bullfrogs arise from years of sleep, when the great rains come to the Kalahari.
The Okavango River flows inland through Botswana from mountains in the north, creating a spectacular delta - a permanent wetland in the heart of the desert. It supports a vibrant community of wildlife which would otherwise never call the desert home. But this world of water is no 'safe' oasis. All life here is at the mercy of the delicate balance between the desert and the flood.