The Old Diocesan Issue5 Mar2020 - Page 13



PHOTOGRAPHY
A hobby photographer, Chris Leggatt
(1989K) entered this picture in the
Africa Photo Awards in 2019, making
the top 10 in the landscape division.
“A build-up of dry vegetation and the
proliferation of alien invasive plants
contributed to the devastating fires
on the Garden Route over the past
couple of years,” he says. “In late 2018,
a fire ravaged more than 86,000ha
on the Outeniqua Mountains. At the
end of a long day of fire-fighting on
a friend’s farm, I took a moment to
capture the scene as the muted sun
backlit the smouldering blue gum
trees across the valley, while smoke
billowed from the depths below.”

2019 Africa Photo Awards





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