Banding Together


Banding Together

Banding Together. 2014.

In this world, there is nothing quite as photogenic as an Angora goat.

Angora goats are common in the South African interior, specifically in the Greater Karoo areas, as they are husbanded for their wool, ie. mohair. Mohair is a sought-after, durable and silky material with which various item of clothing and interior items are made.

I’m particularly fond of how this photo turned out, with the contrasting tones leading up from reddish browns at the bottom to greenish blues at the top, and the off-white goats in the centre. Having them run out in front of you like this is a classic scene when in the Eastern Cape Karoo, where there are a large number of these goats, especially.