Saturday, August 23, 2008

Karoo Cactus

On our recent visit to Cradock we walked up Oukop, the hill outside the town. From the top there is a lovely view over the town. There is a wide variety of succulents and cactuses that grow in the area and this one I found very interesting.



7 comments:

  1. Nice shot, I would like to take a trip to photograph some cactus.

    Thanks for stopping by, the latest photos on my blog came for a trip to Minneapoles, MN. The bridge was builted in the 1800s. It was a nice trip but I'm glad to be home.

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  2. Great Cactus, only available in garden centres here...so I am very impressed with your pics, the spines are enormous lovely close up shot.

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  3. Gorgeous photos. For some reason, flowering cacti are some of my favorite flowers.

    And, Firefly, thank you, thank you, thank you (!!!) for answering my question on my blog. I am going to check out the other links now.

    I have always been fascinated by my family's South African history.

    Thank you!!!

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  4. I love cactuses! Love the way you took a shot far away and then a macro.

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  5. I certainly wouldn't want to fall into that one. Great detailed shot.

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  6. Oh, I love these! A cactus is a wonderful subject to photograph!

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  7. We are SOOOO lucky to have such a great variety of biomes on our doorstep, this really is a magic part of the world! I love that you can drive 2 hours to the West and be in rich coastal forest with giant yellowwoods etc, and then 2 hours North, and you are in semi desert with these fascinating plants, and in between are all sorts of other wonderful things like fynbos, wetlands, mountains etc.

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