San paintings

During our visit to Hippo Pools, apart from the eagle nest and baobab, we also visited one of the sites where San paintings had been found some time ago. Although I searched the web for some specialist information on these particular paintings, I failed. However, I present you with a gallery where I insert my comments on what I saw and you may see things in a different way.

The San always chose hard places for their art!

The San always chose hard places for their art!

Finally we spotted the rock ledge.

Finally we spotted the rock ledge.

A close-up of the "canvas".

A close-up of the “canvas”.

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Stephen, our assistant and now safari companion, watches the paintings.

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An overall view of the paintings. Unfortunately some damage has taken place.

Eland and hunting party?

Eland and hunting party?

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Antelopes and hunters.

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A view of their camp?

Although it seems that there is a rider on the antelope this is probably the way the painting of the hunters and the animal was done.

Although it seems that there is a rider on the antelope this is probably the way the painting of the hunters and the animal was done.

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On first look this seem to depict a rhino looking towards the left (ochre colour) and probably an elephant behind (reddish).

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A close-up of the “action”. Although an ochre-coloured rhino could be seen looking left, its horn might be the tail of a lion/leopard(?) that has jumped on an animal with the head looking towards the right?

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On the way back we found some of Nature’s own art!

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More natural art.

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The rock or the tree? We were not sure what was holding what?

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A descendant from those depicted in the paintings watched us all the time from the cover of the bundu.

Hippo Pools, Zimbabwe, October 2015.

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