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A pair of African penguins in Boulders Beach, South Africa

A pair of African penguins in Boulders Beach, South Africa

A pair of African penguins looking out at the horizon over the sea in Boulders Beach, False Bay, South Africa
I could easily picture them being the original pair that settled here from Antarctica in 1982 and started a colony that has now grown to over 2,000 penguins.

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Birds on a wire

Bird score

Bird score

Birds on a wire in the Bo-Kaap, The Cape Malay Quarter, Cape Town

These pigeons perched on power lines look like notes on a music sheet.

I had had this picture in mind for a while and although very simple, it took me a while to come across a good enough pattern with a clear background. Like in this case. I looked up, took one shot and sure enough the birds all took off and were gone.

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Pagoda in the mist

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A pagoda in the morning mist, silhouetted on top of the mountains in the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China

Beijing Opera House

I made the most of a rare clear sky to take a shot of the futuristic Beijing Opera  House building, officially called National Centre for the Performing Arts (or National Grand Theatre in Chinese 国家大剧院).

You enter the building by an hallway that goes underneath the artificial lake that surrounds it.

And it’s no surprise that the locals call it “The Egg”.

Featured in National Geographic Book “Life in Colour”

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