Friday, June 20, 2008


I will admit adjusting to life in South Africa has not always been easy. One small bright spot though is its wildlife. Not just the big mammalian fauna of the gameparks but the small stuff that is everywhere. Like this spectacular catepillar (a larva of the saturniid moth Bunaea alcinoe) I shot at a friend's house during the christmas holidays of 2006. Where I grew up (Adelaide) we had a diverse insect fauna but so much of it is small and drab, so much of the African fauna seems larger and brighter, and it is all new to me.

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