“The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.” ~ Jim Fowler One tends to experience how time flies, not only when you’re having fun, but also when you write a weekly blog and realise it’s that time again! I hope you enjoy some of the highlights of… [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
The Pangolin What is a pangolin? Most people don’t know. This is completely understandable considering the fact that they are seldom seen. Even for us as field guides who spend hundreds of hours in the wilderness, this elusive animal remains to be a scaled ghost which we are eagerly waiting to see. But what are… [Read More]
Looking into the future How to sum up my 5 magical years at Sabi Sabi with a single image. I chose this image of a female leopard called Little Bush female and her cub (now independent) named Ntsumi meaning Angel in Xitsonga. Little Bush was the first leopard I saw at Sabi Sabi. At the… [Read More]
Welcome to another edition of A Week in the Bush… The young Mhangeni Pride were seen early in the week on the trail of some buffalo. They were looking extremely focussed but sadly were not successful in their hunting attempts. A few days later, they were seen with 4 other lions, possibly from the Southern… [Read More]