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Camdeboo National Park: Resilience amidst desolation in the Karoo

Camdeboo National Park is best known for Desolation Valley with its panoramic viewpoints where tall columns of volcanic rock tower up to 120 m high over the plains of Camdeboo below. The aridity of the region gave rise to the name Desolation Valley. It is even more desolate now in the current drought emergency. Continue reading “Camdeboo National Park: Resilience amidst desolation in the Karoo”

Weekly photo find: Springbok lamb with its mum

I thought I’d stick with the baby animal theme, following on from last week’s baby Striped Ground Squirrel. Continue reading “Weekly photo find: Springbok lamb with its mum”

Time out: a jaunt to a nearby game reserve

Ingredients for a great excursion: a sunny day, a nearby natural location, a simple packed lunch, a favourite beverage, a camera, and congenial human company (the last is optional). Continue reading “Time out: a jaunt to a nearby game reserve”

Trunks playfully twisted

These two young elephants were jousting near a water hole. As they pushed and shoved they often raised their trunks and twisted them together during their good-natured wrestling. Continue reading “Trunks playfully twisted”

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