Botswana-Sunset on Dead Tree Island is one of many articles to be created from photos taken on three connected safaris (Botswana and Zambia, Tanzania, and Kenya) between June 20 and July 31, 2009, with Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris, Saratoga, California (www.cheesemans.com).

These photos were taken during a 30-minute stop on Goaxhlo Island known as Dead Tree Island – a stark and beautiful piece of land surrounded by a sea of reeds and tall grasses waving in the breeze.

The island is full of dead trees (from drowning) ... (more)