Twilight in Southern Africa is a short affair – 45 minutes after sunset and evening rustles in. As birds and animals come in to roost there’s a gradual lessening of ‘chirp’. Here at the Kunene River Lodge the wind subsides and the water takes on a heavenly appearance to perfectly reflect the sky and clouds. It is remarkably serene – for about 15 minutes before the night chorus cranks up. Cicadas, crickets, frogs, night jars all tune up and deafen the night in syncopated symphony.
26 thoughts on “WPC: Serene”
Thanks Miss G.
Beautiful photo and I love the term ‘syncopated symphony’! Thanks for the lovely post!
🙂 thanks for your comments, Liz!
This is beautiful – the reflection and your description of the scene.
Thanks Anne. Aren’t we lucky to experience Africa’s spell of wonder.
Definitely serenity all around
🙂 … even the resident crocodile had gone off to bed – not a ripple disturbed the calm 🙂
This looks like an amazingly serene place. Also a perfect spot for an evening kayak paddle?
We went on a couple of sunset boat trips …. gorgeous birds, but the crocodiles are a bit of a deterrent for kayaking!
Such a lovely scene, Liz, and beautifully preserved for posterity!
🙂 isn’t great when you can relive memories thro’ photo records!
It’s beautiful, Liz and I can’t imagine the cacophony! Can you sleep?
It’s very lively at night! Takes me ages to nod off, wanting to identify every sound. Had we free camped I would have had one eye open all night worrying about things with teeth and carnivorous appetites:)
I would be the same!
Great photo – very tranquil & calming = my new wallpaper!
All these adventures await you, Chris. Dusk is quite magical in the bush!
I was right there with you in this beautiful moment
Lovely, glad to have shared it. It was sublime 🙂
What time is your sunset at this time of year?
It’s setting around 8pm. Wish we had longer daylight hours in summer. Would be nice to linger out before the bugs descend!