Close Encounter and an ‘attack’

From the archives. Shot in 2015 during a hike in the Eastern Cape. It was a hot midday and the animals had their siesta. Could approach them up to about 3 meters. That’s for me wild life photography: not in a game reserve but in the wild and up-and-as-close-as-possible. This picture recently came under heavy …

Real wild life

Not in a zoo or game reserve but in the real wild of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

‘Spaghetti People’ (4 pictures)

Artist unknown except that she once lived in Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and created those long feet ceramic figures which were known as ‘Spaghetti People’. If anyone coincidentally knows her name and eventually more details please comment.

SOLD

Life size. European customer. Made this picture last year during a hike in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Just stumbled upon two cheetahs sunbathing (it was a very hot day and wildlife is very inactive during the heat of the day). I prefer picturing wildlife in the wild and preferable without telelens. It takes patience …

Beach at Nature’s Valley (Monochrome)

Opalotype of Euphorbia obesum

(Euphorbia obesum is a succulent plant originating from the Noorsveld in the Eastern Cape)

The Prince Alfred’s Pass ….

… between the towns of Avontuur in the Eastern Cape and Knysna in the Western Cape is not for the faint hearted and for small cars. It’s 84 kilometers of poorly maintained gravel road with numerous (deep) potholes, ravines, desolation and halfway the possibility for a refreshment. It took us almost 5 hours but this …

Waking up in Joubertina

A small agricultural town in the heartlands of the Langkloof in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Canopy Walk

With plenty of blahblah .. blah KirstenBosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town is promoting the new Canopy Walk. Their budget is unlimited and whatever financial loss they make the South African government is paying the bills. The trees at Kirstenbosch (still a beautiful garden in its own right!) are relatively young and, partly, plantation trees. …