Hikers Descending Lions Head under a New Moon

The new moon sets behind Lions Head as hikers descend from the top after watching the sunset.
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During that photographic session I saw a green deep sky object. I am still battling to identify it and figure out why it is green. The red circle on the right is a hiker, the red circle on theleft is Venus, but what is the green object?

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Klipspringer Trail – Augrabies Falls National Park

Some friends and I walked the Klipspringer Hiking Trail in the Augrabies National Park. Rated as Moderate to Difficult, it is well worth the effort. A magnificent trail. Here are some photographs of the trail.
The sentinal, watching over the hikers

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IMG_3002The trail ahead.

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Flowers

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Wind erosion

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Arrow Point

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Arrow Point again

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Fish Eagle Hut – end of Day 1

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Cooking fire

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Day 2 — Down to the Orange River. Probably the hardest part of the trip, but certainly the most beautiful

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The trail ahead.

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And more trail ahead.

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The Orange / Gariep River in its gentle phase.

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Leopard foot print (spoor).

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Follow the river.

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Turning point. Turn away from the river and back into the heat.

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The hot river bed.

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Berghut and the end of the second day.

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Day Three
Looking back on the Swart Rante (Black Ridges)

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Quiver Tree and a sociable weavers nest.

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Moon Rock. Nearly the end of the trail.

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If you like trail and a challenge, this one is for you.

 

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Astro Photography in Bontebok National Park

We went to the Bontebok National park to do some astro-photography. The park is small but beautiful.

Bontebok Park website is here:

There were some clouds early in the evening which cleared up and by 2 am the stars were gorgeous.
Sunset. Clouds to ruin the “seeing”. Nice pictures though.

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10 pm. Still clouds but they do add some interest.

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2 am and the camera is out of focus. Pictures are still pretty good though.

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Random Photographs

Just a random selection of photographs from here and there.

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Music in the Park

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Just a random selection of photographs from here and there.

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Dragon fly

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Music in the Park

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Pigs Ear flower

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Tok Tokkie Beetle

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Mimosa Thorn Bush

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Stilt

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Praying Mantis

Moody Moon in the clouds

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Pigs Ear flower

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Tok Tokkie Beetle

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Mimosa Thorn Bush

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Stilt

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Praying Mantis

 

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