Gordo's photos from mid-January 2000
All photos and text Copyright © 2000 Gordon Richardson
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Aftermath of huge fires on 16 to 19 January 2000
Burned bush with scattered seeds
The natural dispersal cycle of fynbos is triggered by fire.
Burned areas in Silvermine Nature Reserve, near Ou Kaapse Weg
Burned Chapman's Peak from Kommetjie
Burned electricity pole near Simonstown
Some areas were left without power.
Burned hillside and fog near Simonstown harbour
The fog was a harbinger of cooler weather - at last!
Burned areas on Constantiaberg and Vlakkenberg
Seed cones on blackened stems
Fire lily sprouting from bare soil
Barely 2 weeks after the fire.
Cirrocumulus streaks over Table Mountain
Sunrise on altocumulus above Sir Lowry's pass
Black smoke above Kenilworth Racecourse from burning cars
This is what a million bucks worth going up in smoke looks like.
More than 100 cars were completely burned out.
Burned Constantiaberg from green Kirstenbosch
Fernwood Buttress and ravines from upper Newlands
Testing a new 28-200mm zoom lens
Summer afternoon cloud above Table Mountain (28mm)
Burned area above Ou Kaapse Weg from Kenilworth (200mm)
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05 Feb 2000 created