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Jim Howell
very dense tall grass

High rainfall tropical savanna in the middle of the growing season. This is 35" (890 mm) precipitation high veld near the Zietsman farm outside Karoi, Zimbabwe. High-production brittle grasslands like this are dependent on high levels of grazing and animal impact (once supplied by wild game) to recycle vast amounts of standing vegetation before the next growing season. If that doesn't happen, the huge mass of dead growth shades and kills the grasses trying to resprout underneath.