Coming to National Geographic Wild tomorrow, Friday, December 14:
INTO THE OKAVANGO
Sheffield, Mountainfilm, Warsaw, Virginia, Los Cabos, Tahoe
An expedition through Botswana’s biodiverse Okavango Delta.
One of the last few areas of pristine wetland wilderness, the Okavango Delta is home to a diverse range of animal species. Concerned that the freshwater rivers that sustain the habitat are under threat, South African conservation biologist Steve Boyes gathers a team to explore the Cuito River over a 121 days. As shown in Gelinas beautifully lensed chronicle of their voyage, not all goes to plan, with obstacles of all types emerging, from a dried up river to an angry hippopotamus. Still, along the way, the group makes discoveries both promising and worrying, lending an urgent note to this well-made project.