A dhow is about to set sail in Ilha de Moçambique.

Ilha de Moçambique

Ilha de Moçambique was the colonial capital of Portuguese East Africa for four centuries and one of the main ports…
A spotted porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) sits among the stinging tentacles of an anemone, Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.

Underwater Photography in the Strait of Mozambique

Nature is generous. It gives without expecting anything in return. Generally, there’s a higher-level system ensuring the balance of its…
Pipefish, Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.


Pipefish are hard to spot underwater, as they have excellent camouflage. They slowly drift over the seabed with the current,…
Spiny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix), Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.

Spiny Seahorse

The spiny seahorse is a rare and vulnerable species on the IUCN red list.
Albert Hall concert hall in South Kensington, London. The hall was built in 1871 and hosts the Proms concerts since 1941.

BBC Proms

The BBC Proms are an eight-week series of music concerts in London that go back to the 19th century when…
Pinda lighthouse oversees Mozambique's Memba bay. The tower was built in 1923 with a height of 31 metres.

Pinda Lighthouse

Sailing across the Indian Ocean to East Africa is a century-old trading route. Today’s container ships can rely on satellites,…
A nosestripe anemonefish (Amphiprion akallopisos) hides in the stinging tentacles of an anemone, Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.

Nosestripe Anemonefish

Although quite small, the nosestripe anemonefish is incredibly brave. I’ve observed one chasing away another fish that was much larger…
The wreck of the tugboat El Peñon sits on the ground in 32 metres depth in Tabaiba, Tenerife.

The Wreck of the Peñón

Wreck diving is fascinating in many ways: there’s the diving aspect, big underwater shapes are interesting to photograph, and last…
The sun sets behind limestone chimneys with steaming hot springs near Lac Abbe at the border between Djibouti and Ethiopia. Lac Abbe is a hypersalinic salt lake in the centre of the Afar Depression in the North of the East African Rift. The area is inhabited by Afar people herding camels, sheep, and goats.

The Desert at Lac Abbe in Djibouti

Djibouti does deals with everybody, the exile Frenchman said. He’s living in Djibouti City for almost three decades, is married…