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I am an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. My photographic safaris allow my travelers to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa ‘s beauty and culture.

Banana Republic recently used my photographs as the cornerstone of their Urban Safari campaign, and my images were seen in all 750 stores around the globe, as well as in their billboards, catalogs and annual report. I was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the ‘Wild Places’ category in 2008 and a highly commended in the ‘Creative Visions of Nature’ category in 2007.

I launched Gura Gear in 2008, in an attempt to deliver lightweight camera bags to the market. I was looking for a lightweight camera bag to hold all of my photographic gear, and there was nothing desirable on the market that suited my needs. After spending 2 years with many prototypes, the Gura Gear Kiboko bag was born. More products are now available on the Gura Gear web site.




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Wonpro universal detachable power strips

I have found a wonderful product for photographers that travel overseas. I reviewed the Road Warrior adaptor last year, and while a wonderful product, one still needs some sort of surge protection for all of your devices that you are plugging in. On my last safari, I took along a Wonpro power strip with 5 outlets. What makes this power strip different from all others? Check this out:

  • The system is modular: you select the number of outlets, and also the type and length of power cord. I chose a 5-outlet model and a 6.5-foot cord with a UK plug on the end. You can purchase additional power cords to suit the location you are going to. Need European? US? Just take off one cord and replace it with something else.

  • The outlets are universal. You can plug anything into the power strip. UK? US? European? Japan? You bet. All on the same strip.

  • The outlets are 2 inches apart. This allows you some additional room for those huge bricks that some camera chargers have.










You get the drift. Many combinations, depending on the country you are in. And they come in different lengths, as well.

Why is this a cool product? Instead of taking along a US power strip that is rated for 110v, I now have a power strip that is rated for 240V, accepts any plug type, can be ordered with 3, 5 or 6 outlets, has room for large bricks, and has detachable cords on the end. So I can have a UK cord when I am in Tanzania, a US cord when I am at home, and some other cord when I need it.

Highly recommended. If I had to purchase another one, I would go ahead and get the 6-outlet version, as there is only 2 ounces of weight difference between the 5-outlet and 6-outlet.

Wonpro Power Strips

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