When I first decided to take part in the Daily Post Shadow photo challenge I thought any pictures I used would have to be limited to those taken either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when shadows are long and dramatic.

Then I came across this picture I took of these little guys, soaking up the mid-day sun on Boulders Beach in Cape Town.


Last year I was invited to write a small story about Walking With Rhinos in a local publication.

Although the walk I was on sets off early in the morning, I was lucky it was mid winter – by 07.00am it was already pretty hot.


Now back to Cape Town, where wedding guests play a genteel game of croquet while waiting for the bride and groom to appear after family photographs


Walking back to the car one evening, after an extended Sunday lunch at The Brass Bell, we came across a micro pig playing with a dog in a children’s play ground.


Happy, hot dogs take respite from the glaring sun.


Our shadows briefly rest on the Zimbabwe bank of the Zambezi River, a fleeting reminder that this used to be home.






A Study in Black and White

What better subject for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Open Topic than the famous Boulders Beach Penguins.


Boulder Beach African Penguins – Simons Town, Cape Town


Once known as Jackass Penguins, this colony at Boulders Beach was established by just one pair as recent as 1985


This looks a likely nesting site



African Penguins are monogomous and normally mate for life

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic