Fishing trawlers the Weskus I (West Coast 1) and the Seawin Sapphire in the background ran aground in a storm on Thursday 31 July 2008 just beyond Big Bay between Table View and Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The Seawin Sapphire ran into difficulty and the Weskus I tried rendering assistance but ran into trouble herself resulting in both trawlers being beached. Fortunately no lives were lost.

My interest in the field of photography began in childhood, starting with film, then a ‘splatter’ of videography and finally the migration to DSLR photography.

I hope you enjoy viewing my interpretation of the Natural World through my lens.

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  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 6 years ago

    Love this- great capture!!

  • Thanks so much!!

    – Macky

  • karen Bradshaw
    karen Bradshawabout 6 years ago

    Wow love this angle of the boat well done xx

  • Thanks so much Karen!!

    – Macky

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 6 years ago

    Great capture!!, I have just read about this on

  • Thank you Kate, the Cape of Storms did it again!! :-)

    – Macky

  • jlynn
    jlynnabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic image,, Rich!!

  • Thanks very much!!

    – Macky

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleabout 6 years ago

    The awsome power of mother nature.. Well shared Macky..

  • Thank you Chuck, still no success in refloating them!!

    – Macky

  • Carisma
    Carismaabout 6 years ago

    I love the angle and the moody sky in this !! Great colour too!!!

  • Thank you Carisma!!

    – Macky

  • HippyDi
    HippyDiabout 6 years ago

    I almost went down to have a look myself on Sunday……my boy’s were training at the lifesaving club,(I needed a lie in though)LOL

    Great shot, I love the glimpse of the Mountain and the stormy clouds!!!!

  • Thank you Di, yes the Cape of Storms struck again!!

    A lie in is good, recharges the batteries. :-)

    – Macky

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