Landscapes of Africa – Best Photos

Nothing is as evocative of Africa as the  landscape: the physical territory with lots of long shots, sunsets, sunrises, oceans and deserts. Why it should be so, evocative that is, is a bit of a mystery. But when  I  look at these photos, they cry out, “Africa!” and no other place on earth that I’ve been.

Red soil, red sand, champagne glass shaped trees form the setting for the furry creatures most people go there for: but the most evocative, single thing about the continent for me is the land, ancient and worn, new and untested, puzzling and yet strangely familiar. Hope you enjoy them!

Sunset over Serengeti waterhole


To be included in this “best-of” there should not be animals or people or at least not the focus of the shot. Getting hoards of people, usually kids, out of the photo is an issue for  being included in this post but not for taking pictures.  In Africa,taking photos, I hardly ever thought, “wait till that kid gets out of the shot”.

On the other hand, if there were a tubby tourist with a blue and cream flowered Hawaiian shirt and skin tight, orange Bermuda shorts wearing new silvered Nike’s on the feet, I’d have no trouble waiting. Anybody wearing cameras and/or snapping photos (yes, like I was) also meant I waited or pointed the lens in another direction.

Here’s  what I found in the photo folder one year later thinking “landscapes, yes, they were striking”.

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5 Responses to “Landscapes of Africa – Best Photos”

  1. November 30, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Good article! We are linking to this particularly great article on our website.
    Keep up the great writing.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I have really enjoyed your blog, putting photos into the different categories really works well. Thanks for the memories.

  3. 3 Brian Bechtel
    November 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    You had such a fantastic adventure on this trip.Great photographs, great description of the sites and people of Africa. Thanks for sharing.

  4. November 11, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Thanks, Carol. We really ought to go to Namibia particularly and a lot of the places on the 1st half of the AiF tour, actually.

  5. 5 Carol
    November 10, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Great blog with some marvellous photos. Love the dialogue as I feel about Africa the way you describe it. Africa gets under your skin in everyway it is so different to other countries and Continents. Can’t wait to visit again. Just reading and looking at your blog’s pictures sets me longing to return. A very good site – wish I had put in time on mine. At the moment too busy doing other things. Hoping to continue with my blog one day.
    I love the charcoal background. It sets off all the photos so well. Love and best wishes Carol

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