In photos: the birds of Botswana

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The heavy summer rains brought floods to Botswana, yet avid campers persevered and the reward was great. Birds of every colour fill the trees and wade at the water’s edge feeding triumphantly on the season’s medley of insects.

The natural death of an elephant

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The rapid rising of elephant deaths due to poaching in Africa make a tuskless carcass a familiar sight. Behind the protective boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve, photographer Rory Bruins came across the remains of a giant elephant, dignified in death with its tusks in place.