This is the colour of drought:

The green thicket in the background has bare ground between the trees. The ‘grassland’ in the centre of the scene looks like this:

How can this sustain life, one cannot help wondering. Yet it does. Here a pair of Helmeted Guineafowl look out for something to eat:

While a Common Fiscal keeps its sharp eyes open for an insect or two that dares to move in its presence:

These photographs were taken in the Addo Elephant National Park.

18 thoughts on “THE COLOUR OF DROUGHT

    • I am constantly amazed at the tenacity of birds and animals that manage to survive drought periods such as this one through to whenever the next rain comes. It must be a case of feast or famine, yet they pull through.

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