Winner of the LONELY PLANET competition for travel photographers-DUSTY challenge
Taken on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Travelling by car shortly before sunset, I was suddenly aware of a golden haze set back from the road. At first it seemed like it could be a fire but it turned out to be a group of local boys enjoying a game of football the other side of a line of tall trees, as they did so kicking up the dust which turned gold in the low sun light. The white spots in the foreground are dandelion clocks backlit by the sun.