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Weird Whites
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Rhebok are common in San art. This one was painted near a human figure of similar color—one of the “weird whites” found at many rock art sites in this region. The rhebok looks normal, but the human figures earn their nickname, often being quite grotesque, with large teeth and claws. They probably represent shamans in the spirit world.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 60mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor
Speed and F-Stop: 1/4 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Noon
Lighting Techniques: Flashlight





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