Category: Outdoor Scenes
Photo and caption by Kirsty Chalmers
Time tells of a great fire that swept the mountains and burnt the forests of a mountains valley to brittle blackened scars. It scorched all in its path leaving its inky trail wherever it went. High up, on the very crest of the mountain one tree survived against a large rock. While hiking I stumbled across their ancient partnership. The rock sheltered the tree from the worst of the blaze and the trees roots keep the rocks from falling.
Location: Sangwana Farm, Drakensberg Mountains, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa