Sunrise, and zebras, in Golden Gate

by Caroline Killmer March. 05, 2012 3785 views

A touch before 6 am, the sun rises over Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa.

Low clouds and mist hang over the hills.

Blues and purples.

One of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen.

All kinds of little birds dove in and out of the grasses, nibbling on the seeds.

Sunrise reflected in the cabin window.

Gradually, the light creeps across the land.

Suddenly, it's quite bright!

One of the coolest things I've ever seen clouds do. This band of mist eased through the hills, funneled through a gap between them and then apparently caught an updraft, creating this swooping wave of cloud.

The porch of our lovely cabin.

In the early morning sunshine, all sorts of critters came out to graze.

A lovely little bird, but I'll have to get back to you on the name.

A sort of skink?

A zebra herd came to see us off.

Part of a small cliff in the park where the oldest nest of dinosaur eggs was found. Read more about that here [news.nationalgeographic.com].
We did some thorough inspecting, but it looks like those paleontologists took their eggs with them.

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