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 find this"innovation".
It was only after looking at my images from the trip over and over again, trying to choose the "picks" that I realised my fascination with the Malgas's eyes. Their piercing blue-eyed stare as they glide effortlessly past your camera. Their ability to pick out their mate amongst hundreds of other birds from a distance as they prepare to land back in the colony. I was clearly focused on the eyes!
This portfolio of images will put you into the "eye" of the Malgas.
Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.
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