Peaks and Pools 2019

15 Oct 2019 18:46 - 27 Jan 2020 05:58 #75380 by intrepid
Essence Of The Dragon is a photo competition hosted by Vertical Endeavour featuring images of the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains - showcasing their splendour & unique character, towards better recognition of their worth & enhanced enjoyment of those who explore them.

Vertical Endeavour has hosted these photo competitions since 2010. Visit our photo gallery to see all the amazing shots of the Drakensberg that have been collected during this time.

This is the official thread for Peaks & Pools, which will run during the second half of 2019. This is how you enter:
1. Think of a cool title and upload your entry to the gallery (this is where your entry will get rating from other members)
2. Announce your entry by posting about it on this thread, attaching a copy of the photo to impress the readers, as well a link to your entry in the gallery so that they go and vote for you there.
3. You can submit up to 3 entries.

Theme: Peaks & Pools
Criteria: Entries should feature pools with a backdrop of peaks.
Gallery album for submissions:
www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/essence-of-the-dragon/peaks-pools-2019.html
Start date: immediate
Last submission date: 31 January 2020
Last voting date:  15 February 2020

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
Last edit: 27 Jan 2020 05:58 by intrepid. Reason: dates were changed

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19 Oct 2019 18:40 - 19 Oct 2019 18:51 #75383 by elinda
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So here are my entries...

www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/essence-of-the-dragon/peaks-pools-2019/pool-perfect-1672.html

'A perfect days end, tenting at Chibini Tarn with the Giant seemingly dwarfed by a dramatic cloud formation'



www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/essence-of-the-dragon/peaks-pools-2019/pools-edge-1673.html#joomimg

 

'A return to Didima Falls is always worth the effort and it did not disappoint! The early morning sun rays light up the Didima massif with Cleft Peak and the Cathedral Range in the distance, while the river pools and then plunges over the escarpment edge'

www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/essence-of-the-dragon/peaks-pools-2019/reflection-pool-1674.html#joomimg

 

'We had hiked up from Bushmans Nek in steady rain which turned to softly falling snow.  After spending a chilly night in Tarn Cave, the Devils Knuckles greeted us with this early morning view'

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Last edit: 19 Oct 2019 18:51 by elinda. Reason: Added photos
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04 Nov 2019 15:43 - 04 Nov 2019 15:54 #75428 by Serious tribe

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Last edit: 04 Nov 2019 15:54 by Serious tribe.
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04 Nov 2019 17:15 #75429 by swordfish
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Where are those places Serious Tribe? Planning for some future trips :-)

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04 Nov 2019 18:04 #75430 by elinda
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Beautiful photos Karl! 
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05 Nov 2019 08:51 #75432 by Andreas
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Wow Karl!

Incredible photos! If that doesn't inspire someone to go hiking I don't know what will.
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06 Nov 2019 01:00 #75437 by intrepid
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Really amazing entries so far!

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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28 Jan 2020 06:46 #75633 by intrepid
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I'd like to encourage people to post more entries here, no prize for this category and it is a harder one, but it is nice to have more contestants.

I have added an entry called Tenting With The Hawk. We tented by a tarn in Lotheni, not too far from the base of Redi Pass with this view of The Hawk and The Tent in the background.


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28 Jan 2020 20:47 #75638 by stassel
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We found this beautiful vista of Rhino peak and Mlambonja river on a day walk from Garden Castle forest station.

https://www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/essence-of-the-dragon/peaks-pools-2019/river-and-rhino-1704.html


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30 Jan 2020 12:27 #75644 by vivo101
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Looking back onto the Rockeries while reflecting over the weekend with a last sip of mountain water. Then the realization hits that it's time to go "home". 

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"To those who are enthralled by mountains, their wonder is beyond all dispute. To those who are not, their allure is a kind of madness." - Mountain

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