Thursday, April 29, 2010

At the Sea

We were for a week at the sea - visiting our daughter & son-in-law in Port Elizabeth.

During a walk along the coast in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, we saw this Kelp gull carrying a fish. However instead of gobbling it down the gull seemed to have more fun playing with the fish.

Together with friends who also live in PE, the 6 of us went on an early morning hike along Sacramento Bay & watched the sun rising along the coast.

Although I mostly photograph birds & animals, I nonetheless "aim" my lens at anything with visual appeal.

My original goal was to photograph the Cape bulbul sitting "centre-stage", but then I realised what an interesting "frame" the dead tree stumps created.

We discovered this interesting (heart-shaped?) sea-"organism" lying on the beach.

In contrast to my "dependency" to photograph what I find in nature (= on terra firma), our son-in-law takes the most amazing photos whilst scuba-diving in the sea around PE - of which this pretty squid curled around seaweed is just one example of "another world" under the water.


Anonymous said...

Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................

Quinton said...

Hi Mother-in-law,

Son-in-law says the "squid" bears a striking resemblance to a "basket star"! ;)

Angelika's World in Photos said...

Hi Quinton - thanks for this "correction" - but can you also please identify the heart-shaped "organism" = previous photo of this entry??