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Unread postby shane » Tue May 14, 2013 8:59 am

Great images all...... wish I was there now !

Thought I would share some images of the FATA MORGANA we witnessed one year on the lower dune road. What is a Fata Morgana ?

"A Fata Morgana is an unusual and complex form of superior mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon. It is an Italian phrase derived from the vulgar Latin for "fairy" and the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, from a belief that these mirages, often seen in the Strait of Messina, were fairy castles in the air or false land created by her witchcraft to lure sailors to their death. Although the term Fata Morgana is sometimes incorrectly applied to other, more common kinds of mirages, the true Fata Morgana is not the same as an ordinary superior mirage, nor is it the same as an inferior mirage".

I have posted them before, but for those who haven't seen, here they are again:

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Slow disappearance or the reflection:

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Unread postby Joubie » Tue May 14, 2013 10:34 am

Here are two of my favourite landscape photos.

Aucherlonie, taken March 2012
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Springbok Silhouettes, taken near Rooiputs December 2012.
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Unread postby lion queen » Tue May 14, 2013 10:43 am

Joubie I love the springbok silhouette........... :clap: :clap: :clap:

North of Nossob during a good rain year...........

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Unread postby shane » Tue May 14, 2013 11:03 am

The Auob:

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Urikaruus:

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This Thunderhead, photographed from urikaruus, developed into a massive storm. At the time I took this image, the storm must have been around the upper dune road about half way (saw the evidence the following day on the way to Nossob - lots and lots and lots of water). The storm moved all the way down to TR and beyond:

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Unread postby Goronta » Tue May 14, 2013 3:30 pm

Near Auchterlonie in july 2011


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Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
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MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
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Unread postby Goronta » Tue May 14, 2013 7:34 pm

Misty morning in KK july 2011

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MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
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Unread postby Peter66 » Tue May 14, 2013 8:48 pm

Hi all

I'm Peter and new to the forum. I spent 6 nights in the KTP last January. The view from Rooiputs Campsite was one of my favourite sight.

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Unread postby granjan » Wed May 15, 2013 9:37 pm

The images on this thread are truly stunning! :clap: :clap: :clap:
They really give me inspiration to keep trying!
These are from March this year.
Sunrise at Kiliekrankie.
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Unread postby Goronta » Thu May 16, 2013 6:58 pm

One of the best moment after a nice day ...
Sunset before a nice braai with a nice glass of... :D :D

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K.K in july 2011
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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
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Unread postby shane » Fri May 17, 2013 8:27 am

The early morning drive on the loop to Marie se Draai:

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Unread postby shane » Fri May 17, 2013 9:06 am

Lonely Kalahari 'dust devil'":

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat May 18, 2013 9:26 pm

Wow stunning images and moments captured :clap: :clap:

Morning rainbow in golden light!

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Unread postby Goronta » Tue May 21, 2013 6:52 pm

On the road again , from Bitterpan to Mata Mata in july 2011


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2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

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Unread postby RolfB » Fri May 24, 2013 9:42 pm

Green Kgalagadi...

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat May 25, 2013 9:52 pm

Just love these images!!!!

Tentcamp sunrise

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Lion sunrise

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