False Bay’s sharks and reef fishes can be seen strutting their stuff on the popular catwalk that runs parallel to the sea between Muizenberg and St James in Cape Town, South Africa. The Save Our Seas Marine Conservation Grant outdoor photography exhibition has been on display since early September and showcases the work of grant winners Joris van Alphen and Mac Stone.
Van Alphen and Stone were sent to False Bay in December 2014 on assignment for the Save Our Seas magazine. Van Alphen’s work chronicles the plight of South Africa’s diverse community of rocky reef fishes, while Stone’s portfolio examines the complex relationship between False Bay’s water-users and its famous population of great white sharks.
These photographs represent an important opportunity for Cape Town’s residents and visitors to connect with this unique marine ecosystem and inspire them to take ownership of its protection.