Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Caprimulgiformes Family: Caprimulgidae Nightjars have a global distribution and are found all around the world except in New Zealand and some islands of Oceania. Here in South Africa and more specifically Sabi Sabi we find six out of the seven species. Most common species found here is the Fiery… [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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From a young age I have always felt a profound connection to this wilderness, this place I now call home. From the way the breeze meets my skin to the sweet sounds of the songbirds outside my window, I am connected. This year for me has been like no other. A shift in my being,… [Read More]
We had an exciting start to the week as we came across the scene of one of the Southern Pride sub-adult males taking refuge from some buffalo on top of a fallen over tree. It seems the lions had tried their luck early that morning but were unsuccessful. As the buffalo moved off, the young… [Read More]
From the small and cute to the big and not so cute (up for debate), we have seen it all this week!! We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of safari highlights in the latest edition of “A Week in the Bush”. A Bush Baby posed beautifully for us in and amongst the trees on… [Read More]