Dawn at Inkwe Pan
Inkwe Dawn
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InkwePan

{Inkwe Pan, a little later in the morning}

At 4:30am on 26 December 2006, the night stars were just beginning to give way to the faint glow of dawn in a wildlife blind (hide) overlooking Inkwe Pan, a popular water hole in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The bubbling kassina frogs (Kassina senegalensis), weary from a long night of courtship, are finally beginning to wind down, although even at this long hour they manage to maintain their well-organized synchronized call-and-response chorus across the pond. In the distance, woodpeckers, geese, flies, and a host of other creatures, large and small, are beginning to stir.