Chapman’s Baobab & Star Trails

State/Province/Region
OT
Country
BW
Nearest Area
Kalahari Desert
Town
Maun
Brief Directions

A short charter flight from Maun, Botswana to the Makgadikgadi Pan.

Notes

Chapman's Baobab, has a circumference of 80 feet and was historically used as a navigation beacon. It may have also been used as an early post office by passing explorers, traders and travelers, many of whom left inscriptions on its trunk.

Description

Chapman's Baobab in the Makgadikgadi Pan in the Kalahari Desert photographed in a long exposure on a clear, moonless night. The southern cross is just at the outside edge of the tree so the trails of the stars sweep through the tree in larger and larger circles.

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Date Added
June 25, 2015
Date Taken
June 25, 2015