Yel­low­stone’s beauty will take breath away


Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - TRAVEL 2013 - TRAVEL WRITER

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Jo­letta Frahm of Hermanus for her pic­ture of the land­scape at the Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park in Wyoming, US.

She says: “This is the Grand Pris­matic Spring. Th­ese colours are caused by blue-green al­gae or pho­to­syn­thetic bac­te­ria, not plant ma­te­rial, grow­ing in the hot wa­ter, though min­er­als also colour some un­usual hot springs. The colours first ap­pear bright yel­low and then bril­liant orange. Dark browns and greens ap­pear when the wa­ter tem­per­a­ture drops and it is un­safe for hu­mans to touch.”

Frahm wins a mid­week stay for four at Mon­tagu Springs.

The run­ners-up are Pam Parkin of Oran­jezicht for her pic­ture of Gems­bok in the Kgala­gadi Trans­fron­tier Park and Gary Wepener of Gar­dens for his pic­ture of the view from his car­a­van in Grabouw.

Parkin and her hus­band were on a 4x4 eco trail. “It was great. I took many pho­tos of Gems­bok be­cause I think they are such beau­ti­ful an­te­lope.”

Wepener re­cently vis­ited the Mac Daddy Car­a­van Park in Grabouw. “The views of the val­ley are fan­tas­tic.” Com­pe­ti­tion rules: ● All photographs must re­late to travel, and you may en­ter as many times as you like.

● All photographs must be sent as jpeg at­tach­ments and not em­bed­ded in MS Word doc­u­ments.

● All photographs must be dig­i­tal and high res­o­lu­tion. No photographs taken on cell­phones or photographs smaller than 700kb will be ac­cepted.

● Pho­tog­ra­phers must sup­ply their name and sur­name, as well as the sub­urb they live in, with a phone num­ber and 50 to 100 words de­scrib­ing how they came to take the pic­ture they are sub­mit­ting.

● Photographs re­ceived with­out full de­tails and de­scrip­tion, or the cor­rect res­o­lu­tion, will not be con­sid­ered for pub­li­ca­tion.

● Photographs must be e-mailed to travel@ inl. co. za and marked “Photo com­pe­ti­tion”.

BEAU­TI­FUL: This was Gary Wepener’s view from his car­a­van in Grabouw.

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