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National Geographic Best Photos of 2016 – South African image named Grand Prize winner [PICS]
Posted by on Dec 12th, 2016

National Geographic has revealed it’s best images of 2016 and a photograph taken in South Africa has scooped the Grand Prize award. Greg Lecoeur’s underwater photograph of the sardine run on the Wild Coast won him the title of 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.

NG photo of the year

“I captured this image during the migration of the sardines along the wild coast of South Africa. Natural predation, sardines are preyed upon by cape gannet birds and common dolphins. The hunt begins with common dolphins that have developed special hunting techniques. With remarkable eyesight, the gannets follow the dolphins before diving in a free fall from 30 to 40 meters high, piercing the surface of the water head first at a speed of 80km/h to get their fill of sardines.”
[National Geographic]

Here’s a selection of other impressive images that won their respective categories.

Best animal portrait by Varun Aditya.

NG animal portrait

Best landscape image by Jacob Kaptein.

NG landscape

Winner of the environment issues category by Vadim Balakin.

NG environment

Click HERE to see a gallery of the best National Geographic photographs for 2016.

SA road rage incident turns into daytime brawl [VIDEO]
Posted by on Dec 12th, 2016

Another day, another South African road rage incident fueled by racial tension turns violent. This time in PE where an argument in traffic escalated into a full-on brawl involving several people. According to the person who filmed the video “It then became chaotic as motorists were throwing insults with black and white people each encouraging people of their race groups to join in and beat each other”.

road rage PE

Here’s the footage.

Silly season.

[via HeraldLIVE]

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