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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kokerboom Kloof Richtersveld

Kokerboom Kloof, was famous for its abundant quiver trees. They have however in recent years died in large numbers, and these days this is not the place to find quiver tree forests. Even though this tragedy has reached this area, its was still a spectacular place to visit and worth every effort to find it. We would love to camp here when we revisit this magical landscape.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Video of Cape Town

Herewith a video one of my fans put together of our pictures.  Hope you like it and be sure to visit Gape Town Gateway at their accommodation venue when you next visit Cape Town.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Wild Card Magazine Autumn 2013 Issue 22

Herewith a copy of the latest Wild Card Magazine, which we derive great inspiration from and ideas on places to go visit in South Africa.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pelicans and Flamingos in Cape Town

The beautiful Pelicans and Flamingos frequent our local dams all the time.  We drive past these dams daily, but never stop to take a minute or two to sit and appreciate how special they really are.  This is what made us decide to go for a short walk to the local dam and take our cameras along.  Well done to Alex for capturing these beautiful birds doing what Flamingos and Pelicans do.

 Flamingo taking off...
 Flamingo landing.

 Flamingos squabble all the time.  You only realise this when you sit and watch them from close by.
 Pelican flying low and coming in for a landing
 Pelicans use their feet to skee on the water prior to their landing
 More of the flock of Pelicans landing...
 Fishing in groups is how they catch their prey with ease
This Pelican had about 4 fish in his mouth, and he refused to share with the rest of them.  You can see how upset they are that he is not sharing the fish.  He kept these fish in his beak for a long time before he swallowed them.  Notice also the very young pelican (dark in colour) in the background.  So cute!