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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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Photo of the Day


Male leopard, Mala Mala, South Africa, April 2008

Canon 1DsMkIII, 400mm f/4 DO, 1/200 sec @ f/4, ISO 1000

After four game drives here in Mala Mala, we have had two *excellent* leopard sightings, as well as amazing lion experiences. When we arrived by airplane on Friday, we checked in, grabbed a quick lunch and headed out for our first game drive. Within 20 minutes we had located and tracked a 6 year old leopard, the "bicycle crossing male", and we spent two hours following him, going ahead of him and watching him from a distance. I definitely captured more than 200 images in this short amount of time, and this is the only image that I have processed so far. The challenge was to have enough depth of field for his face, enough shutter speed to not have a blurry image, and a low enough ISO to keep the noise in check. I was able to find just the right angle where his face had enough DOF on both of his eyes at f/4, otherwise if he had a bit more angle on his face I would have needed f/5.6 for the image to work.

Additionally, today we located a pride of three adult females and their 9 cubs. Hopefully I was able to capture an image worth sharing. The challenge is finding the time to download, process and upload images!

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Reader Comments (2)

IP: pschulze@digitrain.comURL:Andy,

This is awesome. Love it. And love the processing. Great job!

April 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpatti

this is also the bicycle crossing male. look at the v shaped spot pattern

June 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterandrew

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