Sledding in snowy beauty
CONGRATULATIONS to Donald Fraser Brett of Pinelands for his picture of Siberian huskies pulling a sled in Alaska.
He says: “This is a freight sled, as it can carry passengers, pulled by 10 huskies across the frozen waters near Nome, the finishing point of the famous 1 000-mile Iditarod race. Nome is a small seaport on the Bering Sea which is frozen over for much of the year. I was captivated by the sheer grandeur of the stark scenery despite it being –40ºC. A truly memorable trip to Alaska, one of the last great wildernesses on earth.”
Fraser Brett wins a R300 meal voucher at Blowfish Restaurant in Dolphin Beach, Blouberg.
The runners-up are Juliet Leslie of Claremont for her picture of fresh octopus on the Greek island of Syros and Sue Grove of Milnerton for her picture of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos on the edge of the Tagus River in Portugal.
Leslie was mesmerised by the beauty of the Greek islands. “On BOW WOW: Donald Fraser Brett photographed this team of huskies pulling a freight sled across the frozen land of Alaska. Syros we came across this octopus fresh out of the Mediterranean draining on a pole between chairs. It was about to become calamari in a Greek restaurant. The beauty of the Greek islands is that day-to day life spills out into the streets, adding character and fun.”
Grove, who recently visited Lisbon, said the monument was on the northern bank of the Tagus River estuary, in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon. The monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries.
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MAJESTIC: This 52m monument in the shape of the prow of a ship in Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon, is a sight to behold, says Sue Grove.
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