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Gold river, Botswana - 2007

River channel in the Okavango Delta, Botswana


Unique work




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At 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) long, the Okavango is the third-longest river in southern Africa. It rises in Angola and opens out in Botswana to form an interior delta covering some 15,000 square kilometers (6,000 square miles). Ninety-seven percent of its annual discharge of seven to 15 million cubic meters (two to four billion gallons) gradually seeps into the sands of the Kalahari Desert or evaporates into the parched air. This “river that never reaches the sea” thus loses itself in a vast marshy labyrinth, inhabited by a prodigious number of wild animals. For more than a century, the Okavango Delta has been threatened by all sorts of predators: ivory poachers at the beginning of the twentieth century, raisers of cattle and sheep in the 1950s, and now those planning to drain the river. Diamond mining, which uses enormous quantities of water (Botswana is the fifth-largest producer of diamonds in the world), also threatens this rich, fragile ecosystem of marshes and estuaries. In fact, this type of precious wetlands is in fast decline worldwide.


Taken in 2007, It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.


Original work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand in Unique edition (1/1). The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.

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Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)

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