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Lion and Red Lechwe.

Still working through the Kwetsani camp shots and our lion, whom we’ve been following across the floodplain for a couple of blog entries now,  encounters a herd of red lechwe.  The red lechwe is a species of antelope which has adapted superbly to the flood plain conditions.   Completely at home in the semi aquatic environment with a greasy coat which sheds water and large hooves for running over swampy ground, the lechwe maintain a distance from which,  in the conditions,  they can easily avoid the lone lion.

Lion and red lechwe, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Lion and red lechwe, Okavango Delta, Botswana.