Our week started off early as we headed out in search of some lions. After tracking down some of our bigger thick skin animals and spending quite a lot of time with them, we moved on. We heard about a pride of lions that was found but decided to rather head through to them a… [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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Our week started off with an afternoon safari into the South of our reserve to look for a male lion that was seen in the morning after our guests had indicated that they wanted to see a “beautiful male lion”. We heard that there was a spot available to help track and find the male, so… [Read More]
Spotting spots can be quite a challenge. You would think they stand out, easy to see, their black borders clearly indicating the hiding spot of the leopard. We drove straight past her. The River Rocks female was lying in short grass, as the saying goes “flat cat” and we drove past her. Some things felt… [Read More]
4:45am A rush of testosterone surges through their bodies and suddenly, peculiar roaring and gargling sounds are emitted from the once, picturesque individual. Upturned lips replace the sweet nibbling actions we are used to seeing. Tails tufts of white flash as they dart through the grasslands. Outside our bedroom window, the Scops Owl breaks the… [Read More]
Her. Mother Nature. Nature personified is a creative and controlling force affecting the world and humans. It’s been some time since I looked at the bush this way, with eyes anew. It’s been a while since I appreciated Mother Nature the way I do today. Quite frankly, we all stray from our humble ways. We… [Read More]