What a spectacular way to start the week… We were lucky to spot what we think may be one of the last Woodland Kingfishers before departing for the winter. Whilst watching hippos at a nearby watering hole, out popped a Blacksmith Lapwing chick from the reeds. Unsurprisingly, this little guy stole the show for the… [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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“Every day a million miracles begin at sunrise!” ~ Eric Jerome Dickey We have enjoyed some wonderful sightings of the N’waswishaka male lions this week. One of the N’waswishaka male lions had left his brothers and continued to do his territorial patrol, vocalising in response to the other three. On the way to a… [Read More]
There has been plenty of animal activity on the reserve this past week with sightings of the Magnificent Seven – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant, cheetah and wild dog! We found the Southern Pride lioness walking in an open area with her two cubs following. She seemed to be heading to a certain area, when… [Read More]
Although the mornings are becoming cooler as we approach our winter months, the view is always worth the early start. Keeping with amazing colours, the light caught this Lilac-breasted Roller beautifully, showing off his radiant colours. The Nyala is always an interesting antelope to behold. The males are not only much larger than the females,… [Read More]
What an incredible week we have had on safari!!! The week started with a sighting of two of the N’waswishaka male lions near Selati Camp. They walked through some thick vegetation before walking into a drainage line where they drank from a small puddle of water and then lay down to rest. Later in the week,… [Read More]