An amazing gallery of earth images. Looks like Christmas lights in the snow. But they are also depressing. Those lights also represent, loss of space for wildlife, diminished overall resources, rampant destruction of trees and waterways, overpopulation, loss of nighttime skies, depletion of ocean fishes, and runaway greenhouse effects. Some say, we're going through another "mass extinction", which, if true, means that even man will be cut down to a few hundred, just like last time.
We came across these elephants walking through the waterways of the southern Okavango early one morning. Our aircraft was so quiet that they didn’t even glance up as we passed over them. Jay Roode, photographer.