Sunday, November 10, 2013


Kokerboomkloof by andiwolfe
Kokerboomkloof, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

This is a scene from the second campground we used in the Richtersveld - a very arid and stunning landscape with all of the kokerboom trees. These are tree aloes (Aloe dichotoma), endemic to the region.

Sunset in this area is preceded by the sun being blocked by the mountains to the west. The mountains in the east are illuminated until the shadow of the western mountains climb them. The kokerboom trees are in shade, but the mountains behind are in full sunlight - an interesting combination.

Seeing this scene the first night we arrived, I planned for a photo shoot for the next evening… That became an interesting story.

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