With a fair amount of rain received over the past few weeks, waterholes and puddles have been filled to the brim and with this, we are seeing hippos in areas never seen before. This is a sign of good distribution of animals, especially at this time of the year. In this particular sighting, we were… [Read More]
Ranger Profile: Ally Ross
Hi there my name is Ally Ross. I am part of one of the greatest safari and social media teams in the industry, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. While I was working in the city it dawned on me that I was delaying the inevitable. My passion lay with wildlife and it was time to pursue this new venture.
At the tender age of eight I had already told had desires to work in the bush as a guide. Little did anyone know that seventeen years later I would be living the dream. Photography was always just a hobby, until I chose guiding as a career. Being out in the bush on a daily basis provides ample opportunity to practice and hone my skills. What better way to learn and experiment with different subjects, lenses, camera setting etc. in one of the most incredible wildlife areas in Southern Africa.
The best part of this journey is that every day is a learning curve. Every time I get out into the bush, I make a concerted effort to try something different, something new and practice something I have not yet mastered. That is the beauty of the journey.
Behind every photo lies a story and a memorable experience hence the reason I thoroughly enjoy writing, especially blogging. I find great passion in sharing my stories and experiences with all who frequent Sabi Sabi as well as those who still plan to make my home a part of their journey.
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The life of a trainee ranger at Sabi Sabi can be both challenging and amazing at the same time. The stress of tests looms overhead like a dark cloud while road names and Shangaan words muddle your brain up into mush and twist your tongue into a knot strong enough to hold a large sailboat… [Read More]
This past week has brought with it not only incredible sightings, but some huge thunderstorms and much-needed rain to kick off the summer rainfall season! Enjoy the highlights from the past seven days on safari! We begin with not one, but two very rare sightings here at Sabi Sabi… We followed up alarm calls from… [Read More]
With the rain the night before, the crisp remnants of cloud against the bright blue canvas produced a beautiful sunrise. This set the scene for the week of amazing sightings… The sun peered through a small gap in the clouds illuminating this African Fish Eagle which was perched in a dead tree in front of… [Read More]
This week really has been all about the cats and we had plenty of sightings of them all! The Styx Pride and their 11 cubs have been seen regularly around Bush Lodge this week. In one sighting, they were all surrounding a small termite mound. The lionesses were trying to dig into it, possibly looking… [Read More]