Arne Purves

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Cape Aflame - Cape Town's Dance with Fire ©Arne Purves
Conservation
The March 2015 fires will forever remain scorched into the memory of all Capetonian's. As the last remaining pine plantations took to flame, their burning beauty was matched only by the selfless efforts of all firefighters, responding agencies, donors and capetonians that rallied like never before!
The Pygmy Falcon And The Sociable Weavers | Kgalagadi | ©Arne Purves
Birding
The first time I spotted a Pygmy Falcon in the Kgalagadi it appeared to be hunting sociable weavers or so I thought. It did occur to me that this little falcon was always to be found in close proximity to social weaver nests though. As it turns out I was both right and wrong!
Orange-breasted Sunbird in Kirstenbosch copyright arne purves
Birding
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town is a world renowned botanical garden and one of the Big 6 attractions in Cape Town. It is also a bird photographers paradise.
A Lioness eyes the photographer
Photography
A wildlife photography trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park must rank highly on every wildlife photographer's top places to visit.
Rock Lobster fishermen return with the days catch. Paternoster Beach
Marine Conservation
Sand between your toes, the subtle taste of salt on your lips, crashing waves and the smell of the ocean breeze creeping through your senses...“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
Cape Gannets on Malgas Island
Birding
It can be really challenging to find innovative ways to photograph a subject, to capture images that makes us think a little harder about the subject or teach us something new. After spending a few days on Malgas Island in the West Coast National Park, photographing the Cape Gannet colony, I was getting frustrated with trying to...
Kgalagadi "Land of Great Thirst"
Travel Writing
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park has long been one of the premier wildlife photography destinations in the Country. Its allure can be likened to a live wildlife spectacle, with drama and suspense around every bend.
Travel Writing
A trip to Robben Island is a must for any South African. From its early history until recently the island has been used as a prison, first by the Dutch Settlers and most recently as the gaol for ANC political prisoners, most notably former President Nelson Mandela, who led South Africa out of the Apartheid era and into a...
Travel Writing
Fowlsheugh is a small coastal nature reserve, adjacent to the hamlet of Crawton in Kincardineshare, northeast Scotland. It is a good spot for coastal bird photography, specially the Atlantic Puffin.
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