There are no soft, rolling green hills here, instead this part of the Karoo is noted for its rocky landscape.
A White-browed Sparrow Weaver blends into the stony environment as it looks for seeds to eat.
These tiny grains of sand have been used to build an entrance to an ant nest.
Enormous smooth boulders swell out from some of the hills.
As barren as this might seem, a Cussonia has found a foothold between the cracks of the rock.
Survival is everything here. On the valley floor a tree has a tenuous hold.
For, as you can see, the rocky substrata is friable.