Photo of the Day 29 October 2008

Antelope Cave Art, Drakensberg Range, South Africa, 2001
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
For the ancient San, or Bushmen, rock paintings, like this cave drawing of an eland in South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains, weren't just representations of life; they were also repositories of it. When the San painted an antelope, he didn't just pay homage to a sacred animal; they also harnessed its essence.