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Friday Photo #2: The Acacia

The Acacia is perhaps one of the most iconic of African trees, standing tall and proud. The top heavy shape is characteristic of browsing by giraffe, who can reach up into the lower leaves. This one stands just a few meters from where I’m staying on the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve, South Africa.

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James_BorrellJames is a conservation biologist with a passion for expeditions and adventure having been involved in projects on four continents. In the UK James regularly speaks in schools to inspire and engage young people in science. He has recently returned from an expedition to the Dhofar Mountains of Oman in search of the elusive and critically endangered Arabian leopard.View all posts by James_Borrell →