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Only a decade ago, the Savuti channel in Botswana's Chobe National Park was bone dry. But, in 2010, the river miraculously began to flow again, transforming the region back into what it has always been - a thriving wildlife haven.


Since then, photographer James Gifford has been hard at work documenting the wonders of life in this wild paradise. In his latest book, Savute: Botswana's Wildlife Kingdom, he sets out to portray the brutality and charisma of Savute's predators, as well as the subtle beauty of its more placid creatures.


The result is a fascinating, interconnected story of wildlife adaptability and resourcefulness. To the second-hand observer, Savute strikes the imagination as an enchanting place full of wild secrets. Discover some of them here in this gallery.


To enjoy this spectacular gallery of some of Savute's wild secrets, click on the arrows next to each image.