As the Sun descends towards the horizon, visitors on game drives in the Kgalagadi National Park start heading back to the Camps to ensure they get there before the gates close. The desolate camps are suddenly a hive of activity as everybody starts preparing dinner. More than likely this will be a open fire braai outside the chalet or tent as may be the case. Shortly after Dinner, the camp is quiet again as everybody gets some well deserved sleep, prior to waking up at the crack of dawn to head out for game drives as the next day dawns. Dinnertime is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the activity around the campsite at this time are my response to the prompt.
Storm clouds gather over the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, bringing promise of some welcome rain. During my recent visit to the Park, temperatures raced from a mere 9 degrees before sunrise to beyond 30 degrees within hours.
Situated in the Northernmost corner of the Northern Cape, and incorporating area within Botswana and Namibia, this arid to semi arid climate receives it’s rarely more than 100mm per annum of rainfall in summer, mostly falling during heavy thunderstorms.
It wasn’t long before the dramatic clouds were joined by thunder and lighting, and the inevitable rainstorm. Before long it was all over and transformed the arid landscape into one what appeared like a wetland with wonderful reflections of the 180deg rainbow overhead.
Landscape is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images before and after the storm are my response to the prompt.