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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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Safari update from Ngorongoro

We arrived at Ngorongoro today, and after a brief lunch at camp we headed down into one of most game rich areas on the planet. Within minutes we witnessed a cheetah hunt of thompson gazelle, which wasn't successful for the cheetah. It was extremely exciting for my safari group to witness and photograph. There were many high fives and chuckles of joy at the sight. We also had excellent rhino sightings and lion sightings. If you add yesterday's leopard sighting at Tarangire, we have had some of the most amazing sightings that there is to see. We still have another week to go, and I cannot wait to make it to the Serengeti in a few days.

I am able to update this blog from my Macbook Pro computer, as I have a wireless data card connected to Celtel Tanzania's gprs data service. Technology at its finest. Heck, even my Blackberry Curve works in most places out in the bush.

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Reader Comments (2)

IP: peetnik3@comcast.netURL: http://Andy,

Your description brings back fond memories. Wish I was there!

Andrew Chan
January 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpeetnik3
IP: pschulze@digitrain.comURL:Andy,

Amazing to have cell and data connections. I too wish I was with you. Leopards and cheetahs, that is what it is all about. Have fun.

Patti Schulze
January 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpatti

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