Image: Bertil Videt
The beauty of nature works in mysterious ways. It can sometimes present itself in the harshest of landscapes, for example. Drought is a killer of animals, crops and people, yet there is an undeniable aesthetic appeal to the images of parched terrains that we are about to explore. As we will see, the effect of drought on the land, with the cracked and fractal patterns it leaves in its wake, can be almost hypnotic.