The wildlife on the Nile River

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The Nile is considered the longest river in the world, stretching for 6,853 kilometers throughout the African continent. Its water resources are shared by no less than eleven countries.

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The primary source of the Nile is Lake Victoria, but there are several tributaries that contribute to feed this great watercourse and its watershed.

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The two main tributaries of the river are the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The White Nile is considered the primary course of the Nile itself, starting from Lake Victoria.

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But the Blue Nile is the main source of water and fertile soil, born at Lake Tana in Ethiopia.

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The two Niles join in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum. Hence, the Nile flows into Lake Nasser in Egypt, and then to the delta emptying into the Mediterranean. It is of the few large rivers flowing from south to north.

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The basin of the Nile comprises about 3,400,000 square kilometers and is home to a great diversity of wildlife, Harald Pokiesser photographed for the Guardian.

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