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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


Fighting Hippos

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. January 2008

Canon 1DsMkIII, 400mm f/4, 1/400 @ f/5.6, ISO400

I love sitting at a location and watching for activity at a hippo pool. I could just sit there all day. On this particular morning we had nice, soft light overhead. My perfect day would have a clear sky for sunrise for long shadows and golden light, then soft light from 2 hours after sunrise all the way until 2 hours before sunset. Soft light is my preferred type of light for hippos, primarily because in brighter, more direct light you will get specular highlights that are difficult to deal with. Softer light brings the tonal range within an acceptable range.

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Reader Comments (2)

Andy - awesome image, especially since it was taken with a 1Ds3/400DO combo :)

June 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Prestegard

Thank you, Chris. Yes, I was sitting very very close to the edge of the water.

June 2, 2008 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

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