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Otterly Amazing! Surprised by a Cape clawless otter

An otter holds a fish in its paws
With the lockdown regulations in South Africa being eased somewhat, many have taken to getting back into the ocean to surf, freedive and swim... Owner of Animal Ocean Steve Benjamin encountered this old Cape clawless otter on one such occasion after a day at sea - and then found him again the next day! Sharing a moment in an otters den for the… Read More

Shysharks and Cape Fur Seals

Shyshark and cape fur seal animal ocean seal snorkeling
Cape Fur seals and Shysharks We often find Dark shysharks (Haploblepharus pictus) around Duiker Island, hiding in the kelp forest. This seemed unusual to me, as it is well know that Cape Fur seals eat most species of small sharks. This has been photographed by many and there are examples online (Chris Fallows). However we often see these small… Read More

Playful Cape Fur Seals

Animal Ocean Cape Fur Seal Seal Snorkeling
Cape Fur Seals - Water Puppies Over the years we have really gotten to know the mood and behaviours of the Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island, Hout Bay. They change constantly with the time of year and weather.   During the beginning of the season (September-December) the males are fighting for territory on the land and the heavily pregnant… Read More

Two Oceans Aquarium uses Steve Benjamin’s image as entrance.

Steve Benjamin, Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium has re-done their entrance arch with one of my slip-level images and it’s massive! The idea for this project was too take visitors underwater, without them getting wet. Structurally this arched image, will bring visitors from the V&A Waterfront as the leave the surface and bring them underwater. Image installation at… Read More

Cape Town Activities – Things to do in Cape Town

These are our favourite Cape Town activities, if I was a visitor here, I'd want to know about these activities. I'm the kind of person that wants to see wildlife, be outdoors in nature and get away from the crowds if possible. So this is a list of activities in Cape town the I think meets those criteria and you should no miss. I've lived here my… Read More