Welcome to another edition of a Week in the Bush! The Southern Pride have been in good spirits this week despite missing numerous hunting opportunities. The younger members of the pride have provided us with some wonderful sightings of their playfulness and even seen playing around with a tortoise. A beautiful sight unfolded right before… [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
Droplets We got to a watering hole on a hot day as some elephants were having a drink. The watering hole had an area which was sloped downwards and we took our position on the downhill as this elephant had just blown all the water into its mouth and dropped its trunk for the next… [Read More]
The week got off to a great start with the reserve receiving some much-needed rain! We received over 40mm of rain which saw the rivers flowing for the first time in a long time. At the start of the week the Southern Pride were seen making their way towards some water to quench their thirst… [Read More]
The Avoca males have made their presence known this week with many sightings of the two young males. They have spent quite a bit of time around the Bush Lodge area, reaffirming bonds and always on the look out for a meal. One morning the Avoca males were relaxing atop a termite mound on an… [Read More]