Some interesting shapes, features, patterns etc.
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.
Photographed at Ushaka, I liked the contrast of the yellow fin against the scales (which were rendered to monochrome for effect)
During a process to place internal tags in the threatened linefish species seventy four, their colours and patterns were too attractive to resist.
On Marion Island in the southern ocean, king penguins number thousands in their colonies. It was fun to pick out one individual for closer attention.
The colours and patterns of a freshly caught panga from Kalk Bay harbor.
This popular line fish, also called cape salmon, was landed during a research survey.
Sardine – like fish sun-drying on a rack outside a fisher village in northern Mozambique
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.
During the mass whale stranding event at Kommetjie in 2008, this image caught my eye.
A starfish moving along the aquarium glass at Ushaka.
The movement of kelp fronds in the stormy seas around Marion island created constantly shifting patterns.
The dark mineral-rich sands of the Eastern Cape are attractive to the mining industry, posing an environmental threat to our coastline.
The red colours of young fern fronds provide an interesting contrast. Seen during a hike in the table mountain area.
The constantly exfoliating nature of bluegum tree trunks provides ample opportunity to find interesting compositions.
The stainless steel fitting on a recently refurbished fishing boat.
The late afternoon sun streaming in through the window at home highlighted the twists and curls of smoke from a burning incense stick.
After a rainstorm in Hermanus, the freshly washed poppies on the roadside made an attractive photographic option.
The west coast national park near Langebaan provided this close-up detail.
While watching K1 time trials at Zandvlei, the sun had set, so I experimented with slow shutter speeds to get this effect.
Also called crane flowers, this beauty from Kirstenbosch had wonderful colours and textures.