Edge: Cape Peninsula

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This rugged place where the Atlantic Ocean comes crashing into the cliffs near Cape Point, defines the most south-westerly point of the African continent.  A boardwalk above the cliffs leads to the view of this dynamic scene.   It has a strange draw, like being tempted to the very edge of a precipice.   I love to watch the cormorants here.  They’re quite at home settling on the ledges below and come nesting season they build there nests in this extreme location.

WPC: Edge  “This week, share your own interpretation of “edge.” Take a photo from an actual edge, like a balcony, a window, or a seaside bluff (wherever you are, stay safe!). Focus on a sharp angle or object, or show us the outer margins of a building, a face, or a book….. ”   Take a look here for more examples of this week’s challenge.

On the wing

Isn’t it a marvel to watch birds on the wing and note their contrasts in aerodynamic shape? There are those with powerful wing flaps to slender wing form aerialists, and then there are the dumpy waterbirds more adapted to diving than highflying?