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a week in the bush: vol 36

by Sabi Sabi on January 29, 2015

Welcome to another update from the wilds of Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.  I hope all of our readers have had as great a week as we have had here in sunny, hot South Africa.  There has been a lot on the go recently and especially on the birding front.  Summer is a time of plenty and a perfect time for a number of species to be breeding.  Luckily we have been able to find a few active nesting sites and are able to share with you some of the images captured.

First off is the nest of a Red-billed Hornbill, one of the smallest in our region, and I must say that I admire the dedication the male shows to his partner.  While the female is closed up inside the nesting cavity in a tree, having sealed herself inside with her own feces, the male spends his days hunting for a variety of small creatures to feed her.  He returns to the nest to feed her every 10-15 minutes or so and below is a sequence of images from one of these visits. Read the full article →

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it’s all about the leopards (part 1)

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Since I was young I have been going to the Kruger National Park about 2-3 times a year. I’ve seen lions countless times, but the animal that has eluded me the most was the leopard. I can only recall seeing leopard about four times. This all changed since I started working at Sabi Sabi. Game […]

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monochrome monday #6

Thumbnail image for monochrome monday #6 by Sabi Sabi January 26, 2015

Monochrome Monday is a way of seeing the world from a different perspective. There are an estimated 10 million different colors the human eye can pick up, as apposed to 450 odd shades of grey, but these colors can sometimes distract from the natural beauty of a subject. “The most colorful thing in the world […]

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a week in the bush: vol 35

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Hello to all of our readers and welcome to this week’s update.  ‘Marula Season’ is now upon us, and the trees that are scattered all over our reserve are bulging with fruit, with many of them having dropped some already.  What this does is attract elephants and we have noticed a significant influx of breeding […]

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familiar faces

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As a guide at Sabi Sabi it is impossible not to feel privileged and humbled to work and be part of the massive, majestic wilderness area that is the Sabi Sands and the Greater Kruger area. Every guide in South Africa should strive towards experiencing the bush and sharing his passion with guests here as […]

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monochrome monday #5

Thumbnail image for monochrome monday #5 by Sabi Sabi January 19, 2015

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ― Karl Lagerfeld It’s that time of the week again where we celebrate the world of wildlife through monochrome photography.  In this week’s spread it is all about capturing that one defining moment that for me, encapsulated the […]

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a week in the bush: vol. 34

Thumbnail image for a week in the bush: vol. 34 by Sabi Sabi January 16, 2015

The African bushveld never ceases to surprise, this week our guests have been treated. Not only the Big Five but lots of the baby Big Five too! As the Marula season has begun, we have been inundated with elephants. From lone bulls, fighting bulls, babies and herds numbering close on 50 on some occasions – […]

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home stretch

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I have been training for the last 9 weeks and I am almost there with only 3 weeks to go. A lot has happened since my last blog and it has been a very festive time of the year. On Christmas Day the lodge ran as per usual but the night before all the rangers, […]

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highlights: december 2014

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This is a collection of images that we feel are highlights of the month of December 2014. Some are amazing pictures and some are rare sightings or even exciting events at the Sabi Sabi lodges. Enjoy our highlights of the month.

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monochrome monday #4

Thumbnail image for monochrome monday #4 by Sabi Sabi January 12, 2015

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Ansel Adams Welcome to another Monochrome Monday.  This week I have chosen for you a selection of images from some really memorable moments for me, shared with some amazing people.  I have enjoyed reminiscing while reworking […]

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