in an earlier post i included a photo of what looks like grey smoke coming out of the lake surface. the “smoke” is actually bajillions of lake flies, mating in mid air, during the rainy season. the BBC: Planet Earth video excerpt above explains this phenomenon a little better. another interesting byproduct of this “cloud” is a local delicacy, known as “fly burgers”. unfortunately i couldn’t get a shot of them at the Nkhata Bay market but they are basically made up of a whole lot of tiny flies mushed together into a large black “burger patty”. the flies are…

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