While driving through the reserve in search of larger game, the more iconic species as it were, you often bypass some of the smaller things, especially those which flit out of view as you approach. But sometimes, if you come to the right spot and just pause for a while, these tiny splashes of colour… [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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If anyone ask what my favourite season is, I’ll always reply with, “It’s so difficult to choose really, there is something special each season.” Truthfully, it’s the change into each season that steals my heart, that small peak in the environment before the full change sets in. The bright green palette of lush summer slowly… [Read More]
There has certainly been no shortage of lions these past few weeks here at Sabi Sabi. From large dark manes to small mohawks, heavily pregnant lionesses to lionesses with the cutest cubs; we have had our fair share of spectacular lion sightings. This has given me an opportunity to spend some time observing the interactions… [Read More]
One of the wonderful things about winter in the bush is the burst of colour in the sky and in the trees… A large herd of buffalo made their way towards a watering hole for an afternoon drink, and from the crowd emerged this beautiful, uniquely spotted female. This elephant emerged slowly from the thickets… [Read More]
It has been an action-packed week of more amazing sightings at Sabi Sabi! On his last drive for this cycle, and looking forward to seeing his family, but leaving his bush family behind, Andries set out on morning safari with mixed emotions. He had stopped to chat about trees when him and his guests heard… [Read More]