...magnetic termite mounds. They look quite eerie or like being on another planet. These thin mounds are all aligned north to south to minimise exposure to the sun. Some scientists believe that the termites use the Earths magnetic poles to help them position them north a to south.
Built by termites, the mounds are amazing architectural feats complete with arches, tunnels, chimneys, insulation and nursery chambers.
Like bees and ants, termites have a very well organised society. There are millions of them in one mound, mostly in the centre or underground unless the workers, guarded by the soldiers are repairing the mound on the outside.
There cathedral termite mound is also seen here in the background.
They can grow up to 6m/about 25 feet. They last for about 20 years. ( ugh that daggy hat!)
Florence Falls were easy to see from the lookout but there were hundreds of steps to get down. If you look hard you can see some swimmers under the waterfall. We didn't go down but went onto.......
...... Wangi Falls, and a great crystal clear pool for swimming and no crocodiles (I hope)
Sensible people relaxed in the shallows on the sand bar..........
..............or took video shots, but one stupid person decided to swim to the waterfall, forgetting that she was 67 and not 17 anymore...........
It looked a lot closer than it was but I was determined to make it, which I did but ..........
....on the way back I was getting very puffed, however the silly old girl made it.
When I got my breath back I practiced taking arty shots of the waterfall. I hope Betsy from "Joyful Reflections" enjoys these waterfalls because she likes to find and photograph them as you can see on her wonderful blog.
To watch the waterfalls cascading and me nearly drowning see Bills video HERE
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