Common Milkweed Locust Close Up

These shots of a common milkweed locust were taken above Langebaan, South Africa. Devilishly (the term was on the internet and seems quite appropriate) colored and detailed, the instect is said to use its looks to display a warning of non-culinary attributes, as so many underwater critters do. Common milkweed locust Similar posts: When common…

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New Look Update

This post does not feature an image. Quick update on the revamping of these premises. I have reactivated Ajax loading of the commenting interface. You can now click on “Show Comments” below a post when on the chronological post list view (Most Recent in the menu above) and leave a comment without changing pages, and…

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Langebaan Lagoon

Eerie, Caribbean-looking in the middle of much South African dryness, turquoise and surprisingly appealing, the Langebaan Lagoon exists on a parallel dimension. Its waters are cold despite the shallowness and color, cruel reminder of a West Coast location on the frigid Atlantic Benguela current. The lagoon is surrounded by much vegetation, protected and isolated by low…

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Lobster Run

A long time ago, the sailing ship I worked on in the Caribbean would stop bi-weekly in the Tobago Cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines. We avoided Union Island, the largest of nearby inhabited islands, stopped for a day in Mayreau, also inhabited albeit barely, and then sailed next door to the Tobago Cays, isolated…

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