Homemade biltong using a dehydrator.

by Wag ‘n Bietjie The word dehydrator sounds a bit ominous at first but it is indeed a very useful piece of equipment for the making of biltong, a dried meat enjoyed by South Africans and also other countries. Recently I modified a chest type container for use as a dehydrator and have successfully made […]

The 2020 Audubon Photography Award winners revealed.

The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners This year’s top shots delight with dazzling colors and fresh perspectives. Every spring, the judges of the Audubon Photography Awards gather at Audubon’s headquarters in Manhattan to review their favorite images and select the finalists. But as with much of life in 2020, this year’s awards had to be […]

… and a Midwest storm chaser’s most dramatic shots.

This photographer chases the Midwest’s most dramatic storms. Here are some of his favorite shots. Eric Meola went from shooting rock-album art to documenting the hidden beauty of the great American plains. By Hannah Seo Eric Meola started chasing storms with his camera in 1977, almost by chance. He was traveling out West with Bruce […]

Perfectly Timed Photos That Will Make You Look Twice

By Maria Moore You may not be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes all it takes to capture a fantastic photo is being in the right place at the right time. Sometimes, the universe wants us to take a perfect photo, and it aligns everything so seamlessly that all you have to do […]

A Decade of Sun.

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. This information has […]

The stunning beauty of a hike in the Dolomites.

The Haunting Beauty of a Hut-to-Hut Hike in the Dolomites With their colossal limestone walls and gloriously green valleys, Italy’s Dolomites are home to some of the world’s most majestic scenery — and mountain huts called rifugios make it all the more accessible. Photographs and Text by Mónica R. Goya With travel restrictions in place […]

Award-winning photos on the theme of ‘water’

The winning shots of the 2020 Hamdan International Photography Award capture both ethereal underwater scenes and our human relationship to the sea Kingdom of Beauty and Danger: Christian Vizl Mac Gregor, Mexico 1st place, Portfolio category The attraction to the sea makes this photographer a captive of what he can see under the waves. Wandering […]

A Public Disgrace

From Mayor Nicholas Myburgh: “I want to share with you some thoughts on this very important matter. This pont is the oldest and probably the last of its kind in SA. It is an icon of our region, the Overberg. It is an important part of our history, and a significant tourist attraction. Tour operators […]