It has been a busy week on safari this week, so without further ado, herewith the highlights from the past 7 days… After a rather lengthy tracking exercise in the morning rain, we finally located the Southern Pride and who we believe to be the young Talamati male. Two of the males were trying desperately… [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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There are about 7000 species of dung beetle described worldwide, of which Southern Africa houses the widest variety, including about 780 species! Order: Coleoptra Phylum: Arthropoda Family name: Scarabaeidae Classification: Insect IUCN status: Least concern Lifespan (in wild): 3 years Body length: 0.5cm – 3cm Diet: Dung Habitat: Grassland and forest Every summer I wait… [Read More]
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away.” ~ Unknown The week started off with a special sighting of some Trumpeter Hornbills who visited us one morning, a bird we don’t often have the pleasure of seeing. General game sightings, and… [Read More]
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh Hyenas are without a doubt one of the most interesting predators to observe. Intelligent, cunning and always up to something whether it’s trailing a nearby pack of Painted Wolves, waiting hopefully under a tree for a leopard’s kill to fall or… [Read More]