Stripes Stripes? Out in the bush? What could help you to stand out more so than these starkly contrasting black and white lines. Many people wonder what a zebra’s stripes are for and many scientists are trying to figure out this perplexing question. There are a few theories and chiefly amongst them are thermo-regulation and… [Read More]
Ranger Profile: Sheldon Hooper
My name is Sheldon Hooper and I am part of the Sabi Sabi Social Media Team. My passion is guiding and photography, where one is constantly learning new things, which is a challenge I enjoy. The bush, and everything that I encounter – be it taking clients on exhilarating game drives, enlightening bush walks or even spending time with children on safari is what I love. Introducing an element of fun and not being afraid to go the “extra mile” is what I enjoy most – explaining a concept out in the bush, encouraging my guests to join me and experience the bush, as the animals who call it home do.
Photography has many different styles and technique and this is what I like being exposed to – it is an individual art form and my aim is to refine my style into a unique form. This means, though, that more often than not my experiments do not always turn out with eye pleasing results but hey! Nothing ventured nothing gained. I maintain a little motto of my own and that is “Don't just look through the viewfinder, look around...” if you do not you might end up missing out.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3
Sigma 70-200 F2.8
Canon 50mm F1.8
Tokina 11-20 F2.8
Seasons are starting to change, and a sure sign of this when the Knobthorn Trees (Acacia Nigrescens) start flowering! Their beautiful cream coloured flowers are noticeable all over the reserve with the clear blue skies as a backdrop – certainly an amazing sight! Mornings and evenings are still quite chilly allowing for some amazing sunrises… [Read More]
We had an exciting start to the week when Earth Lodge staff and guests had a very welcome, yet unexpected sighting…. On the roof!!! Large herds of elephants continue to move around the reserve, allowing for some spectacular interactions between the members, from big and old to small and young. A special sighting, and something… [Read More]
Calabash Vine This twisting Calabash vine caught my eye as it was framed by a small ray of light filtering through the dense canopy setting it apart from the deep dark brooding background. When out in the bush we do not look only for the big animals but also for these small things of beauty… [Read More]