Photo by @petekmuller.
Dr. Steve Boyes stands for a portrait at the end of a tough day of expedition down the #Cubango
River in Angola. Steve is a conservation #biologist
and ornithologist who oversees the Okavango Wilderness Project, a National Geographic-supported initiative to protect the pristine Okavango Delta in Botswana. Steve has studied the Okvango ecosystem for more than 15 years and is deeply committed to its preservation. I've joined Steve and his team as they commence their latest MegaTransect which covers over 1000 kilometers of the #Cubango
River, a main tributary into the Okavango Delta. Each day the team navigates the river in mekoros, a type of traditional dug out canoe commonly used in the Delta. They take water samples, note bird and wildlife species and collect other data regarding the river's ecosystem. Steve is undoubtedly one of the brightest and most driven people I've ever encountered. More to come. #intotheokavango #Cubango2017 #expedition #river #Okavango #Angola #wilderness #science #adventure