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Fence post and gorse

Taken on New Island in the Falklands. Today the island is given over mostly to wildlife, notably the seabirds which nest on the cliffs and hillsides, but in the past sheep were raised with the need for fencing. The early settlers/farmers also introduced both deliberately and accidentally numerous plant and animal species, in this case, gorse which now grows rampant forming almost impenetrable hedges. So the theme of today’s image with its bold colour is neglect.

fence post and gorse Disrepaired fence and weeds. New Island, Falkland Islands.

More images from South Georgia and the Falkland Islands in the days ahead, stay tuned. ~KD

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