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This is my entry for the Capture the Colour 2013 competition. All you have to do to enter and maybe win some prizes is select five of your best shots representing the colours blue, red, green, yellow and white and then nominate five other bloggers to do the same. More competition, more fun, right? And of course special thanks to the lovely Lauren Crabbe for the nomination.
Here it goes!
Blue – View of Nordhoek Beach, South Africa
So I was reminded recently, that while driving down the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive, I didn’t even want to stop at this location to take photos. I’m glad I got talked into it anyway, because otherwise this amazing shot wouldn’t have happened. South Africa offers so many beautiful views that it is hard to choose only one picture, but I think this is one of the best ones from my recent trip to Africa. My blue submission is the view of Nordhoek beach from Chapmans Peak.
Red – Golden Gate Bridge in the Fog, San Francisco
In my experience, San Francisco is always foggy. You can be driving towards the city while sweating in 40 degree heat and enjoying the sunshine, but as soon as you get close to it, the fog rolls in and the temperature drops to subarctic coldness. I have to admit that I didn’t do my research and was accordingly not prepared for an entirely different climate zone. Bundled up in some touristy hoodie, which they sell at every corner there, I still managed to take this photo of the impressive Golden Gate Bridge. Day saved.
Green – Elephant Family in the Serengeti, Tanzania
Few places on earth have managed to impress me as much as the Serengeti has. This photo of an elephant family wading through a green sea of grass depicts a typical view in the national park. Maybe it was due to the fact that I visited during the great migration, but wherever I turned my head, incredible scenes like these unfolded. I’m definitely going back there one day for a few more rounds of animal watching!
Yellow – The Dunes Near Swakopmund, Namibia
Here they are, the impressive dunes of the Namib Desert and the exact location where I spent a wonderful day sand boarding and where Brendan smashed his face. While I enjoyed racing down the dunes, it was especially the view that captured my attention. The landscape is incredible and from the top you can see all the way to the ocean glittering in the distance.
White – Penguin at Boulders Beach, South Africa
Seeing penguins in Antarctica has always been one of my biggest dreams (and I swear, one day I will make it there), therefore seeing penguins in South Africa was pretty much the next best thing. They were as cute as I expected, but that penguin colony stank worse than a pigsty. Still, battling the smell was worth it and I got to see those cute creatures waddling around.