No guessing that as a marine biologist, this is a primary area of interest. I hope you enjoy this small selection...
On a trip to Marion Island this is the image I wanted – of a wandering albatross at home gliding the stormy southern ocean.
Greeting courtship dance of a pair of wandering albatross on Marion Island. An iconic moment.
Two images superimposed. A well-spaced breeding colony of king penguins in the background - each out of pecking range of the other.
I was fortunate to (carefully) access a nesting colony of grey headed albatross for a few hours. This memory remains forever – the serenity and acceptance of the scene.
A common dolphin doing what they enjoy- racing alongside the boat for a few seconds.
Granite boulders, kelp at low tide, and a flock of terns create a typical west coast scene.
A humpback whale stranded on the coast near Muizenberg makes for a sad yet majestic sight.
A humpback whale registers its annoyance at being targeted for a genetic biopsy.
A simple gem from Kalk bay harbour.
The downy brown feather of juvenile king penguins lend a comical appearance. This one is starting to moult to adult colours.
A nesting grey headed albatross keeps a lazy eye on the photographer.
The colours and patterns of the king penguins make them irresistible photographic subjects.
A pair of Crozet shags (cormorants) take a momentary break from a greeting ritual.
A colony of king penguins photographed from a cliff top, with one heading off for a dip.
A commercial catch of west coast rock lobster, locally called “kreef”.
Morning view of a group of african penguins preparing to head out for a day’s fishing.
One of my favourite Boulders shots – a late evening returning trio of african penguins at Boulders.
The contrast between the comical shuffle of the penguin and the fly-past of cormorants caught my eye.
A returning penguin pops out onto the rocks after a day at sea.
The rare arrival of thousands of buoy barnacles to our coastline caused quite a stir among regular beach-goers.