Lusaka wildlife

Metal_sculpture_outside_filling_stationThere’s not much wildlife in Lusaka. With a population of more than two million, the Zambian capital is crowded and built up. The mini bus drivers can be wild, but that’s a story for another day.

Walking round the city, I’d seen this metal sculpture before, but hadn’t taken much notice. The light had been dull and the sculpture small, so I’d walked straight past.

But on this winter morning, the raking light was perfect for photography. It highlighted the white bird and encouraged me to look more closely. It was only when I crouched down that I noticed the Puma on the fuel pump. The juxtaposition still makes me smile.

I’ve written before about the pleasures of winter photography – in short, it’s all about the light. If you’d like to read the full article, follow the link to Shadow dog : taking photos in Winter.

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