Gordo's photos from December 2004 to February 2005
All photos and text Copyright © 2005 Gordon Richardson gordonr@iafrica.com


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Cumulonimbus band at sunset from Rondebosch
On 22 Dec 2004 floods devastated parts of the Southern Cape

Cumulonimbus band at sunset from Rondebosch Common Cumulonimbus band at sunset from UCT


Goslings crossing road soon after hatching
I waited several days in January to catch them on film

Goslings crossing road soon after hatching


Sunrise on cirrus over mountains and Cape Flats

Sunrise on cirrus over mountains and Cape Flats


Small burned area above Kalk Bay (11 Jan 2005)

Small burned area above Kalk Bay Path in burned area above Kalk Bay




On 13 Jan 2005 a huge fire started above Muizenberg, and burned to Ou Kaapse Weg

Helicopters water-bombing the fire above Muizenberg
A gale-force south-easter meant these efforts were futile

Helicopters water-bombing the fire above Muizenberg Twin-rotor Kamov helicopters water-bombing the fire above Muizenberg


Smoke plume as fire raged up the mountainside

Smoke plume as fire raged up the mountainside




The aftermath of the fire showed a huge area of burned mountainside
The fynbos may take more than 5 years to recover (based on the 2000 Silvermine fire).

Burned areas of Muizenberg and Steenberg Peaks from Zandvlei
Burned areas of Muizenberg Peak from Zandvlei Burned areas of Steenberg Peak from Zandvlei


Burned Muizenberg Peak - closeups and wide-views

Closeup of burned Muizenberg Peak from above Boyes Drive Burned Muizenberg Peak from railway-station Burned Muizenberg Peak from estuary-mouth


Closeups of burned areas on Steenberg Peak from Boyes Drive

Closeup of burned areas on Steenberg Peak from Boyes Drive Closeup of burned areas on Steenberg Peak from Boyes Drive Closeup of burned areas on Steenberg Peak from Boyes Drive


Burned areas of Steenberg Peak and Silvermine Reserve from Ou Kaapse Weg

Burned areas of Steenberg Peak and Silvermine Reserve from Ou Kaapse Weg


Closeups of burned areas on Steenberg Peak from old Navy land

Closeup of burned areas on Steenberg Peak from old Navy land Closeup of burned areas on Steenberg Peak from old Navy land




Back of Table Mountain and Constantia Nek from Hout Bay
Back of Table Mountain and Constantia Corner from Hout Bay Constantia Nek from Hout Bay


Constantiaberg, Hout Bay and Karbonkelberg from back of Table Mountain

Constantiaberg and Hout Bay from back of Table Mountain Hout Bay and Karbonkelberg from back of Table Mountain Karbonkelberg and Little Lion's Head from back of Table Mountain




Devil's Peak from edge of Newlands Forest

Devil's Peak from edge of Newlands Forest


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