March 15, 2015

Table Mountain, South Africa

Photograph by Bettina Schwarz, National Geographic Your Shot

Blue-green waves sweep out to cloud-shrouded Table Mountain, the monolith that overlooks Cape Town at the southernmost tip of Africa. With rapid changes in the weather, the mountaintop is often covered by clouds—creating an effect known as the "tablecloth."

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