Description Aloe dichotoma (Quiver Tree) in Namaqualand (Goegap Nature Reserve, Springbok, Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa, August 2007).Why are they called Quiver Trees? The Khoisan Bushman people of the Kalahari Desert, hollowed out the succulent branches to make Quivers to keep their arrows in when hunting game. Seeing that there are not a lot of trees and resources in the Desert, they had to use what nature provided. MH_NA_03
Martin Heigan, Johannesburg Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement 3D VFX Supervisor / Nature Photographer. Author of: "Namaqualand and the Richtersveld - Nature's Spectacular Canvas" & "South Africa - Hidden Treasures of Nature".
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