November is such an amazing time in the bush as the anticipation of new life is upon us and with some recent rains, we were not left disappointed by newborn impala lambs appearing all over the reserve! Not only have the impala lambs been providing many “aaaah” moments, but also some adorable little hyena cubs… [Read More]
Ranger Profile: Kyle Strautmann
My name is Kyle Strautmann and I am part of the Sabi Sabi Social Media Team. I have been with Sabi Sabi for a few years now and am loving every second of it. Working in the bush every day creates some amazing opportunities as a guide and photographer. Even though having only been into photography for a short period of time during my guiding career, it has definitely grown into a huge hobby for me.
The sheer quantity of animals and quality of the opportunities we get to see and experience on a daily basis are what have grown a focus for me on the smaller details of these animals and created my particular "styles" so to speak. I really enjoy capturing animal interactions, you never quite know what is going to happen and sometimes it's just a quick, brief moment before it is all over. The other focus I have is a very difficult subject to capture and that is birds, especially birds in flight. For me there is a great drive to achieve that “perfect shot” and thus I do not ever stop trying.
Canon 100-400 F4.5-5.6 MKii
Tokina 11-20 F2.8
Outlined This male cheetah was resting on top of a termite mound with the sun setting in the background, creating the amazing colours in this image. I was really hoping to get the last rays of sun light reflecting out of the cheetah’s eyes but he did not turn his head, so instead I used… [Read More]
We ended last week’s blog with the Southern Pride and some uncertainty surrounding the pride. We are happy to report that twelve members of the pride have been reunited and were last seen on a buffalo kill. One of the cubs is still separated from the pride, but when we last saw it, it looked… [Read More]
A blog dedicated to the most-seen animal in Sabi Sabi! What makes impala so successful? Why are there so many and what adaptations do they have to survive the challenges of their environment? I couldn’t contain my excitement as I saw one of the first new-born impala lambs on Friday!! What a joyful sight! We… [Read More]