Recently we drove out onto the mine after dark. While Grant liaises with the pit supervisors on his cell, I snap away at whatever is nearby. At one point he stopped for quite a while and I managed to get several good photos of mining process in action.
The trucks pour the material from the top of the scalp (on the right of this photo) by which smaller rocks then fed onto the conveyor (left)
Being non-technical (no room for two in our family) I was more interested in the different lighting effects I could get
After Grant completed his call, he took me up to the tailings (ridge) where I could get a panoramic view of the whole operation below.
The view from the top
As we continued along the mine road through the bush, I began to look out for night-life. And sure enough; we spotted eyes in the dark. Grant stopped and when he pointed the torch in that direction, we saw two small buck.
With the Customs feature on my camera, I'm able to focus better at night, but in often I capture sci-fi eyes on the animals!
As I clicked away at these little animals, the one buck moved forward and off my screen. At the same time, I noticed glinting eyes near the ground just below the buck.
A hare appeared in front of the remaining buck
The African Hare has been hunted for years (here)
Another special effect gleaned from my shaking hand while I took this photo
An unlikely pair co-habiting quite peacefully in the African bush
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