This is a painting I did showing an Elephant making his way home as the sun sets in the Okavango delta of Botswana.
The Okavango delta is the world's largest inland delta. The waters of the Okavango Delta are subject to seasonal flooding, which begins about mid-summer in the north and six months later in the south (May/June). The water from the delta is evaporated relatively rapidly by the high temperatures, resulting in a cycle of cresting and dropping water in the south. Islands can disappear completely during the peak flood, then reappear at the end of the season.
The Okavango is home to a prosperity of wildlife and attracts thousands of visitors a year. On the mainland and among the islands in the delta, lions, elephants, hyenas, wild dog, buffalo, hippo and crocodiles congregate with a teeming variety of antelope and other smaller animals - warthog, mongoose, spotted genets, monkeys, bush babies and tree squirrels. The delta also includes over 400 species of birds.
Have you been to the Okavango delta? Be sure to take a trip to this wonderful place whenever you come around here. Or if you can't why not get a hold of an original painting depicting life in the delta as the one above.