The cats have most certainly dominated this week’s highlights; and a sure highlight was a heart-warming sighting of the Southern Pride female, her cubs, and the N’waswishaka male lions together! The week started with the four N’waswishaka male lions all separated which allowed for great sightings of them calling for one another… Once they had… [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 bush is looking beautifully lush with all the rain of late and all its inhabitants are reaping the rewards… From the smallest… A pair of Little Bee-eaters used a small dead branch as a vantage point to catch insects from. To the biggest… After uprooting a small tree, this elephant bull decided that although… [Read More]
After receiving a lot of rain in recent weeks, the reserve is looking incredible and animals are thriving! A lone elephant makes the most of the excess water from recent rains to enjoy a good mud bath! Stopped dead still in the middle of the road, this Flap-necked Chameleon was relying on his incredible… [Read More]
As we venture out on safari with wide-eyed, first time “safari-goers”, I am always in awe of how they perceive my world. They marvel at the beauty of all things great and small and find pleasure in the dynamics of our more commonly seen species such as impala. I soak up every moment as I… [Read More]