‘Black and Bleak’; a week after

I’m not an ambulance chaser and neither do I chase police cars and fire-brigades although I’m very much aware that this would enable me to make sensational disaster action pictures. I just waited this time for a week after a devastating fire destroyed 20,000 hectare natural fynbos between Hermanus and our village (Stanford) in the Western Cape, South Africa. This morning I drove to and from Hermanus and took some pictures.

It’s black and bleak.








8 comments on “‘Black and Bleak’; a week after

  1. Dawn says:

    The totality of the destruction is hard to imagine – yet some houses and stands of vegetation managed to survive. amazing.


  2. […] P.S.: A week after the fire we pictured these depressing ‘black and bleak’  landscapes. […]


  3. newsferret says:

    Sad to see, but fortunately fynbos recovers fast.


  4. philandre says:

    Glad you like “In search of unusual destinations”. And this post is very good, despite the terrible destruction it records. Good luck with everything in 2013: I can tell you’ll be taking some excellent photos. Phil.


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