Photo of the day – Waterfowl
March 10, 2008
Waterfowl, Zambezi River, 1997
Photograph by Chris Johns
Silhouetted by salmon skies at sunset, a pair of waterfowl alights on a tree limb near the Zambezi River. Often called the lifeline of southern Africa, the Zambezi cuts a 2,200-mile (3,540-kilometer) course east from Zambia to the Indian Ocean, sustaining elephants, hippos, crocodiles, hundreds of species of birds—and tens of millions of people—along the way.
(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Down the Zambezi,” October 1997, National Geographic magazine)