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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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Biking amongst the Maasai

I love it when I get the chance to have new experiences in Africa. I find that on most safaris I fly in, I go out for some wildlife photography, and I come home. All in a day's work. But every now and then I get a chance to lead a private safari, and we have some additional flexibility to add in things that might not be as photographically rich or rich in wildlife, but rather just plain old fun.

So back in 2003 I took an afternoon to go biking amongst a Maasai community. It was a complete blast. We taught a few children how to ride a bicycle, and I think we and the Maasai had an afternoon of fun and laughter. I only speek a few words of Maasai, and I suspect I used all them up within the first few minutes.

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IP: ccshear@earthlink.netURL: http://Andy,If the lens hood is priced according to the same fraction of total lens cost as the superteles, the hood for this baby would run over $12,000. That's the main reason I will not but it, too expensive to replace the lens hood.Happy New Year-Chuck
December 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterchucksails
IP: andybiggs@gmail.comURL: http://www.andybiggs.comChuck, I suspect you meant to comment on the previous blog post. Just a heads up!

December 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Biggs
IP: ccshear@earthlink.netURL: http://Right, I wondered where it went, thanks.Chuck
December 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterchucksails

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