Our photographic group gathered at the newly opened canopy walk at Kirstenbosch last month. Alan always chooses a venue with a challenge, and this one was new and quite exciting when it swayed in the wind. Built to celebrate the centenary of the famous Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, the structure snakes through the trees giving a wonderful view over the gardens, and through the trees. The structure itself is shaped like a snake and given the name Boomslang which is one of the few poisonous snakes in South Africa. One could come eye to eye with such a creature while traversing the canopy walk – but I wouldn’t like to.