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Evening stretch

Cape gannets Morus capensis on Malgas island. This image was awarded first place in the 2013 Oceans of Life Photographic Competition.

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Meeting the baby

Spending time with the troop on the mountain above Glencairn, this fleeting moment was gone in an instant.

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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.

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Stranded false killer whales

A sad sight - heavy seas crash in the background as two dead stranded false killer whales lie on the sand

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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.

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Penguins at boulders

Morning view of a group of african penguins preparing to head out for a day’s fishing.

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Feather reflection

At kleinplaas dam this drifting feather occupied me for quite a while until I got the angle I wanted.

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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.

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Fishing floats

The colours, textures and patterns of these fishing floats on a lobster boat in Kalk Bay harbor provide an appealing combination.

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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.

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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.

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Terns at Boulders

Kayak paddling near Boulders beach startled a group of terns resting offshore. Slow shutter speed used.

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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.

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Arum frog symmetry

Reducing this down to monochrome enhances the simplicity and appeal of this composition.

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Gull on bollard

A simple gem from Kalk bay harbour.

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Kelp motion

The movement of kelp fronds in the stormy seas around Marion island created constantly shifting patterns.

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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.

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Flight fantasy

A group of terns resting on the beach near Muizenberg were captured as they flew away into the wind.

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Super moon

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.

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Fish for sale

A display of fish recently caught.

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Teamwork launch

A group of traditional treknet fishers launch at Fish Hoek beach. High key image used to highlight the team effect.

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West coast mood

A rock gully near Tietiesbaai leads towards an offshore reef

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Fishing boat on beach

A treknet boat on standby at Fish Hoek beach.

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Yellow fin bream

Photographed at Ushaka, I liked the contrast of the yellow fin against the scales (which were rendered to monochrome for effect)

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Tsitsikamma boulders

Early morning wave surge over boulders at Storms river mouth

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Shipwreck and sand

The wreck of the Kakapo on Noordhoek beach

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Almost on the rocks

The Eihatsu Maru was lucky to avoid the nearby rocks when she ran aground

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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

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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.

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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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