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Kogel Bay 

Popular amongst seascape photographers, this 4km stretch of beach is located within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Situated between high mountains and surrounded by indigenous fynbos this bay is often sheltered from the strong south-easter winds. The rough seas also constantly change the shape of the beach, exposing or covering rocks, making it ideal for landscape photography due to changing compositions. 

The CALL of the OCEAN

Kyle Goetsch has always had a deep love for the ocean and capturing seascapes is one of his favourite genres of photography. This series explores the many seascape locations of the Western Cape, South Africa. Focusing on the unique rock formations carved out over millennia by the wild oceans that dominate the southern tip of Africa.



De Kelders is a small coastal village in the Overberg Region. Afrikaans for "the cellars", the name is derived from the caves formed in the sandstone cliffs. This unique coastline is a seascape photography paradise due to the unique rock formations and position of the setting sun.

De Kelders is a location I visit time and time again when there are stormy clouds on the horizon. The stormy seas and stunning cloud formations in this region result in stunning seascape images."

- Kyle Goetsch

Chapmans                PEAK

Constructed during World War One, this 9km route with its 114 curves, skirts Chapman's Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg, and follows the rocky coastline revealing breathtaking views in both directions.


Slangkop                    LIGHTHOUSE

Slangkop Lighthouse is located near the town of Kommetjie, near Cape Town, South Africa. Construction was completed in 1919 and the lighthouse stands 33m high. It is one of the best lighthouses to photograph in South Africa, with its tall white tower and distinctive windows making it is popular with photographers, not only due to it's visual appeal, but also due to the stunning rocks and seascape compositions surrounding the area. 



Bioluminescence is a type of chemiluminescence, which is simply the term for a chemical reaction where light is produced. 

Most bioluminescent organisms are found in the ocean. On rare occasions bioluminescent plankton can produce a bluish-green colour that can cause the surface of the ocean to sparkle or glow at night. 

See the images in this series of the rare phenomenon captured along the coastline of False Bay, South Africa.


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