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Home on the Water
Photograph by David Doubilet

A river Bushman poles his dugout mokoro through a channel of the Okavango River in what's known as the Panhandle—a region of deeper water and permanent papyrus swamps upstream of the delta. These Bushmen are the descendants of the hunter-gatherers whose presence in southern Africa goes back thousands of years. The delta, with its plentiful fish and wildlife, kept them isolated from other cultures.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 15mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @f/16
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Subsea Strobes


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