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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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Back from my Botswana safari

I have returned to Johannesburg from seven days of camping in Bostwana. There were 8 of us in total, and we divided our time between two distinct areas in northern Botswana: Moremi game reserve and the Khwai River region just north of Moremi and west of Chobe.


Running Giraffes, Okavango Delta, Botswana, April 2008

Canon 1DMk3, 24-105mm @ 80mm, 1/1600 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 800

I haven't had a chance to process any images yet, but I think I have a few keepers for the archives. I spent an afternoon and the next morning photographing the Okvanago delta from a helicopter, and I have to say that this was one of the most fulfilling photographic experiences I have ever encountered. When we positioned the aircraft properly, and if we had good light, we were able to capture the long shadows of our subjects. We spent time with multiple herds of elephant, giraffe, lechwe, zebra, cape buffalo and pods of hippo. Helicopter flights will be a great experience for my safari travelers when I return to Botswana in September with Michael Reichmann.

I heading back out for another 4 nights at Mala Mala, just outside of Kruger National Park, South Africa. I am back in a hotel room for just enough time to get a good shower, get some laundry cleaned, respond to a few emails and get a blog posting in. I look forward to sharing a few images when I return back home next Wedesnday.

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