Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Hartlaub's Gull at Robben Island

I was trawling through some pictures from a 2007 trip to South Africa and found a picture of this Hartlaub's Gull taken on Robben Island off Cape Town. I had forgotten that I had kept a shot of this species as gulls are clearly not the main focus of attention of any visit to Robben Island - the tour from a former inmate was an unforgettably moving experience and the shot below captures some of the grim reality for those imprisoned on the island.

On return to Cape Town, these sealions provided much needed light relief after an intense day focusing on human resilience in the face of oppression.

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