With the winter soon coming to an end, storyteller and creative The Unconquerable VZA (@UNCQVZA) takes us through an interesting, graphic tale of what the progression of this winter has looked like for him. Follow him through his photographic series of the natural landscapes and scenery this winter in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
1. Winter Solstice – The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the astronomical definition of winter, it also marks the beginning of the coldest months.
2. Migration – Migration is the long distance movement of animals on a seasonal basis. One of its causes is a change in climate such as the start of winter. The end of the walkway cannot be seen, often like the heat of summer that can no longer be remembered till it returns again.
3. Resistance – The winter signifies the withering of many plants in the cold weather. A few flowers still grow and resist the creep of the frost. Winter comes with many hardships and resistance to its extremities are essential for survival.
4. Adaptation – Adaptation is a way in which human beings have been able to overcome the winter cold and adapt to survive in their surroundings. Religion, architecture and people are adapting to fit into the metaphorical winter that is society.
5. Sunshower – In South Africa, a sunshower is referred to as a Monkey’s Wedding. This photo was taken just after a light shower during which the sky turned a mesmerising orange and purple colour. This photo represents the light that prevails during the coldest winter, just as the rain falls while the sun is shining in a sunshower.