The retired fish professor’s adventure in the Okavango

The spirit of adventure does not fade with age, as 66-year-old retired ichthyologist Prof Paul Skelton can testify.

Earlier this year, Skelton spent a month in the uncharted wilderness with explorers, scientists and filmmakers on The Okavango Wilderness Project, an expedition funded by National Geographic and the Wild Bird Trust. On Monday morning Skelton recounted his experience, challenges and treasured revelations in a presentation at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. He story began with a wooden boat and ended with a porcelain bowl – and has all the ingredients of a grand adventure.

Follow this link for his illustrated story.


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