Nile Lechwe Walking Along Nile River at Sunset near Kom Ombo, Egypt

The Nile flows over four thousand miles from Alexandria to Aswan. This distance makes it the world’s longest river. For Egyptian towns, this is the primary water source for transportation and farming. Its annual flooding supplies silt and irrigation creating a fertile path through the desert. Along the riverbanks, the farm buildings, practices, crops and free-roaming animals appear little changed since ancient times. This female Nile lechwe – an endangered species of antelope – was meandering along at sunset. I call this photo, “Rush Hour on the Nile.”


Kom Ombo Nagoa Ash Shatb, Markaz Deraw, Aswan Governorate, Egypt


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