Nothing quite like starting the week off stuck in traffic… but not the kind of traffic that makes you cringe, the kind you could get used to. After finishing off his impala kill under the watchful eye of a jealous hyena, Maxabeni was seen walking through his territory. We have had many sightings of mating… [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 Southern Ground Hornbill is an incredibly special bird species for various reasons. Besides being among the most iconic emblems and charismatic members of South Africa’s savannah fauna, they are also culturally revered and biologically unique. It has now become our job at Sabi Sabi to try and ensure the future of at least two… [Read More]
In true festive season spirit, the animals came out in their numbers and gave us some incredible sightings this week. We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of highlights… The Southern Pride’s week started off slowly with sightings of lazy lions… but this was short lived as we watched them take down a wildebeest and… [Read More]
Species name: Dwarf Mongoose Scientific name: Helogale Parvula Weight: Males and females both weigh roughly 300g Shoulder height: 40cm overall (body 20cm, tail 14-18cm) General Habitat: The Dwarf Mongoose prefers relatively dry, open woodlands with adequate hiding places. A great example of this is termite mounds. Diet: The Dwarf Mongoose is the smallest carnivore in the Lowveld,… [Read More]