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January 25, 2009

Dawn – Flickr pic of the day


This beautiful photograph of dawn on Robben Island looking towards Cape Town was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Paul Watson.

Paul says, “I was very fortunate to have taken this photo. A University of Cape Town friend invited me to stay over on Robben Island for a night. She was studying the effects of the human population on the penguin population. This involved sitting from 2am to 4am with night-vision binoculars counting penguins as they crossed the ring-road around Robben Island. After the 4am shift we cycled back to our digs and I walked down to the shore to get some dawn photos. Seeing Table Mountain from such a vantage point was quite amazing.”

“I assume the old building in the shot is a pillbox [a bunker] of some sort,” Paul continues.

“What the photo reminded me about living in Cape Town was how we have such natural beauty, but also such a rich history. There I was on a famous prison island looking out over one of the most stunning sights in the world.”

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Image © Paul Watson 2009

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