Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ensete ventricosum, the false banana.
There was a similar plant on display at RHS Garden Wisley only that was ensete glaucum, the snow banana that is found in Yunan, China.

Friday, January 25, 2013

King of the Fynbos




















Protea Cynaroides is South Africa's national flower. Only found in the Eastern and Western Cape, it is pollinated by the long-tailed Sugarbird and the small Sunbirds that feed on nectar, as well as the Protea Beetle that feeds on the pollen

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Monsieur Biltong

A red-winged starling, onychognathus morio

Saturday, January 05, 2013

The 'station' at the top. Cable Car 2 is on it's way down.

Friday, January 04, 2013

View from the cable car up Table Mountain. You can even see the stadium they built for the World Cup Footie 2010 (64,100 cap).

Thursday, January 03, 2013


The dassies, or hyrax (procavia capensis) enjoying the precipitous view from the edge of Table Mountain, South Africa.



Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Also known as Jackass penguins, these South African penguins were spotted at Boulders Beach, Simon's Town,

Tuesday, January 01, 2013





Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

A South African penguin
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