Waterfalls 2021

16 Mar 2021 23:18 - 16 Mar 2021 23:19 #76618 by intrepid
Waterfalls 2021 was created 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.

Theme: Waterfalls
Criteria: depecting any waterfall in the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains (South Africa and Lesotho)
Gallery for entries
No. of entries per member: 3
Start date: immediate
Last submission date:  30 September 2021
Prize: none
The VE moderator team will determine the winner and announce it during the course of October 2021.

 

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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12 Sep 2021 07:04 #77131 by intrepid
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Just a reminder for submission of entries.

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14 Sep 2021 12:16 - 14 Sep 2021 12:30 #77132 by ghaznavid
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I haven't entered one of these in ages, so here's my (admittedly cliche) entry:
 

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In February 2020 I did a 3 day hike from Witsieshoek, up the Chain Ladders and down Namahadi Pass. The plan was to go pass bagging in the Free State, but after it rained all night and continued to rain all morning, we abandoned that plan and instead went to take a leasurely stroll across the Amphitheatre and enjoy the sights and sounds of a flooded Tugela Falls. It was an amazing day spent in the mountains!

Full story at this link: jonathantheghaznavid.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/namahadi-pass-loop/

Gallery link:
www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/essence-of-the-dragon/waterfalls-2021/the-mighty-tugela-1859.html

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Last edit: 14 Sep 2021 12:30 by ghaznavid. Reason: Correct the year - it was last year, not this year.
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14 Sep 2021 16:17 - 14 Sep 2021 16:17 #77133 by GriffBaker
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Taken near Curtain and Wave Caves in the summer of 2017 after hiking down Mzimude pass. I had the afternoon to spend experimenting with long exposures among the numerous streams, springs and small waterfalls.

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Last edit: 14 Sep 2021 16:17 by GriffBaker.
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15 Sep 2021 01:48 #77134 by intrepid
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My entry is called Red Reminiscence:
 

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The mesmerizing Red Wall at Injisuthi, sporting two waterfalls, bathed in a natural morning. I got this shot because I went to take in the great view of the Western Injisuthi Triplet from the escarpment edge around there. I remember pondering how on earth one would climb the peak. Eleven years later I was to return to that spot, and not just reminisce on how I felt the previous time I had been there, but to participate in an unforgettable ascent of a new route variation on the peak that you can see from there.

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19 Sep 2021 20:47 - 19 Sep 2021 21:11 #77139 by hikingle
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Mountain Abundance 

Was fortunate to hike up on the escarpment during last years good rainy season. The abundance of water was seen with all kinds of cascading waterfalls...
Just 10 minutes prior it was cloudy. 

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www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/essence-of-the-dragon/waterfalls-2021/mountain-abundance-1863.html

 
 

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19 Sep 2021 21:10 #77140 by hikingle

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22 Sep 2021 20:04 #77147 by Sterkhorn
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I have posted 3 entries. The first is my main entry, the other 2 are taken from slides and are not of the best quality.

The Nkosazana Twins
Taken on a trip at the end of April 2008, where we spent two nights at the top of Gray's Pass. Enjoyed some of the best light I've experienced in the Drakensberg.

The Nkosazana Twins Link
 


Frosted Nkosazana
Taken from a slide. Illustrating the difference the Drakensberg cold can make. Taken during a trip in July sometime in the 1970's.

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The Tugela Drops
Taken from a slide. Nice illustration of the extent of the falls. Taken during a trip in January sometime in the 1970's.

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28 Sep 2021 19:07 #77151 by elinda
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Whytes Cave Waterfall

Anyone who has been to Whytes Cave will be familiar with this waterfall.  It has its source in the valley above the cave and plunges into a beautiful turquoise pool below - one of my favourite spots in the Berg!



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29 Sep 2021 21:42 #77152 by Dillon
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Sneaking in a last minute entry...

This is one of my favorite spots in the Berg and was probably one of the very first hikes I did as a young child. I can remember looking up in awe from the edge of the ice cold pool at the bottom at my two older brothers, who had hiked around to the top via the Crack and were giving my parents heart failure as they leaned over the edge peering down at us. Have since hiked it more times than I can remember - the swim at the top is notably warmer! 

Glorious Gudu Falls

 

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