Renowned Cape-based marine conservationist and photographer, Jean Tresforn captures rare images of the oceans fauna and flora from above and below. Jean has recently caught some incredible sights on camera during the beautiful, calm and balmy, winter days in the Cape. On this Africa Day we celebrate Africa’s natural beauty.
A colourful world below
“Just Wow! No other way to describe False Bay this weekend…,” exclaimed Jean. Flat calm seas with no wind and no real swell, warm(ish) at 15 deg and the most insane water visibility I’ve seen in ages! What a treat! Flying over the bay on Saturday I was astounded at the water clarity and there was no real challenge in deciding what adventure this Sunday held in store.
With some of our friends and their kids heading out with Dive Action Cape Town to do their first dive as newly qualified divers, Chris Von Holdt and I launched his boat and joined them for a dive at Partridge Point. It’s been a while since I’ve dived here and I was blown away at the amount of life below, and the health of the reef system. The toughest part of the day was having to get out of the water as everyone else was already on the boat and waiting to head back to shore”.
An eye from above
Reports from several boats at Dassen Island a few weekends ago indicated large numbers of humpback whales feeding on krill close inshore. Could the supergroups still be around this late in the season? Only one way to know for sure! Mid morning on Monday, Jean and Zak O’Leary went wheels up into the crisp and icy cold air headed for the West Coast to see for themselves.
Teaming with life
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