Colours of the Kalahari

Camelthorn tree (Acacia erioloba) in the riverbed near Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Canon EOS  1Ds Mark IIwith Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens @ 24mm.

 ISO 200. 1/125 sec. at f/10. Aperture Priority exposure mode. -⅔ EV exposure compensation.  

With the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, we are finally getting away for a stint in the wild – the Kgalagadi. Can’t wait to get the cameras in action again. This image taken on one of our previous trips epitomises the colours, the unique light, the form of the sparse vegetation, the desolation and the atmosphere of the Kalahari. The first rain of the summer season was brewing.  Later that night it stormed and the river was full of water – an amazing transition.