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The photographs portray the typical South Africa, that is tourist attractions, famous landmarks and landscape features, fauna and flora that are clearly identifiable with South Africa. Every picture tells its own story, for example, photographs showing vast, uninhabited areas, or simply the country's beauty (Blyde River Canyon, Table Mountain, etc). Pictures of fauna typify animal behaviour or characteristics like animals drinking at a water hole or running in a herd.
The design makes the most of the pictures by featuring quite a few double-page spreads (26 in total) and concentrates on full-page bleeds; three-quarter pictures across the gutter are limited and were only used in cases where a photograph particularly warranted it.
Situated at the tip of an ancient and intriguing continent, South Africa is a land of many contrasts and infinite natural beauty. South Africa - Landscapes captures in over 100 full-colour photographs the sweeping vistas, superb wildlife and breathtaking scenery that makes the country unique. Cape Town, the Mother City, is dominated by Table Mountain, and its beaches and winelands are among the world's finest.
Inland are the craggy Cedarberg, Namaqualand's celebrated wildflower displays and the Richtersveld's mountainous desert, with the Augrabies Falls, one of Africa's natural wonders, an oasis in the largely uninhabited Northern Cape.
Contrasting sharply with the arid north and the aloe-studded Little Karoo are the lush indigenous forests of the Garden Route and the subtropical east coast. Land of the Xhosa, the Eastern Cape leads to the pristine dunes along KwaZulu-Natal's coastline and the spectacular Drakensberg, South Africa's highest range.
From the Free State's vast fields of sunflowers and rugged sandstone formations to the famed wildlife sanctuary of the Kruger National Park, and from
Shaen Adey, Roger de la Harpe, Nigel Dennis, Gerhard Dreyer, Walter Knirr, Zernian Potgieter, Alam Proust. Mark Skinner, Lorna Stanton, Erhardt Thiel, Hein von Horsten, Lanz von Horsten and Keith Young are just some of South Africa's top photographers who have contributed to the superb selection of photographs in South Africa - Landscapes. These photographers are talented and committed artists with a deep love of South Africa's wildlife, environment and attractions.
Cape Peninsula and Winelands