Cape gannets Morus capensis on Malgas island. This image was awarded first place in the 2013 Oceans of Life Photographic Competition.
Meeting the baby
Spending time with the troop on the mountain above Glencairn, this fleeting moment was gone in an instant.
Mind the tail- False killer whale stranding, 2009
A group of helpers try to guide a false killer whale, one of a mass-stranding at Kommetjie, back into the deep.
Stranded false killer whales
A sad sight - heavy seas crash in the background as two dead stranded false killer whales lie on the sand
Scarborough high tide
Stormy seas and clouds set the scene for my first photo-op with the Lee ND Grad filter kit. 6 second exposure.
Penguins at boulders
Morning view of a group of african penguins preparing to head out for a day’s fishing.
At kleinplaas dam this drifting feather occupied me for quite a while until I got the angle I wanted.
Tern flight fantasy
While walking on the beach at Stil Bay I was able to capture this group of terns taking off, using panning as well, to enhance the sense of movement.
The colours, textures and patterns of these fishing floats on a lobster boat in Kalk Bay harbor provide an appealing combination.
Zebra abstract splash
The panicky behaviour of a herd of zebra at a waterhole lent itself to some creative framing. This image is my favourite from that sequence.
Elephant seal claws
Walking past a sleeping elephant seal on Marion island, I was able to get this close-up detail of a flipper. Partially converted to monochrome.
Terns at Boulders
Kayak paddling near Boulders beach startled a group of terns resting offshore. Slow shutter speed used.
Wandering albatross at home
On a trip to Marion Island this is the image I wanted – of a wandering albatross at home gliding the stormy southern ocean.
Arum frog symmetry
Reducing this down to monochrome enhances the simplicity and appeal of this composition.
Gull on bollard
A simple gem from Kalk bay harbour.
The movement of kelp fronds in the stormy seas around Marion island created constantly shifting patterns.
Skipjack lateral line
This is one of a series I took when this skipjack (tuna-like fish) was caught during a research survey. The colours and patterns on the body of the fish were inspiring.
A group of terns resting on the beach near Muizenberg were captured as they flew away into the wind.
The super moon (when the moon is closer than usual to earth) photographed over Roman Rock lighthouse. However the moon is replaced here with one from a total lunar eclipse, for greater effect.
Fish for sale
A display of fish recently caught.
A group of traditional treknet fishers launch at Fish Hoek beach. High key image used to highlight the team effect.
West coast mood
A rock gully near Tietiesbaai leads towards an offshore reef
Fishing boat on beach
A treknet boat on standby at Fish Hoek beach.
Yellow fin bream
Photographed at Ushaka, I liked the contrast of the yellow fin against the scales (which were rendered to monochrome for effect)
Early morning wave surge over boulders at Storms river mouth
Shipwreck and sand
The wreck of the Kakapo on Noordhoek beach
Almost on the rocks
The Eihatsu Maru was lucky to avoid the nearby rocks when she ran aground
Stranded fishing boats
Two fishing boats washed up on the beach near Melkbos after one tried to assist the other and a rope fouled a propeller. 2008
Look behind you-Kalk Bay storm wave
A crew member checks moorings while another large swell rears up in the background. Kalk Bay storm 2008.
Stranded False killer whale being splashed with water, 2013
A stranded false killer whale is splashed down by a helper on Noordhoek beach.
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