The Bush

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Photography

It’s more than just the animals. The animals are the pretty obvious part of how wild this landscape it. They make it easy to forget the landscape itself.

I was fortunate enough to see Africa both before and after the first rains of the rainy season. Before, the land is completely devoid of water. If you can dig down, you can eventually find water. Even the riverbed in the image above is barely flowing.

After the rains, the land is completely different, somewhat literally since the rains often bring mudslides and massive erosion. The grey and prickly foliage becomes dense and green.

This pano, taken just after one such rain storm came through dumping grape size hail and a torrent of water in about thirty minutes, only begins to show how quickly even the weather can change in this rugged land.

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