Africa poses many challenges to everything and everybody who makes it through every day.
The hardy Welwitschia steadfastly ignores the arid conditions of the desert, surviving for hundreds of years on the dew it collects on its leaves.
Some trees didn’t make it, of course. This one, thousands of years old, survives in a petrified state. One cannot but help wondering about the birds and the animals it gave shelter to.
The San people did, fortunately, leave a record of the time when rhino’s were abundant – and respected.
And Mother Nature, not to be outdone, carved this map of Africa out of solid rock. Maybe it’ll still be there after mankind manages to wipe itself out.
What do we learn from this?
Well, Mother Nature has found ways to endure. Mankind, however, must still do so…