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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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July 2009 Botswana safari announcement

I am leading a photographic safari in Botswana next July, and I am excited to start talking about it. It was taken a while to plan, so here are the quick highlights:

Trip Name: Botswana: The Premier Wildlife Safari

Dates: July 19-28, 2009

Where: Botswana, Africa

Trip Highlights:

  • We will have private vehicles during the entire safari, with only 1 person per row of seating.
  • A virtually unlimited amount of weight per person of up to 180 pounds. Bring as much gear as you can! Standard weight allowance is typically only 44 pounds by comparison.
  • This safari offers superb game viewing and photographic opportunities in some of the best areas in Southern Africa.
  • We will have the option of photographing aerial shots from a helicopter (additional fees apply).
  • We will stay at three different camps, Kwetsani Camp, Savuti Camp and Chitabe Camp.
  • There is an optional extension to the famed Mombo Camp.
Trip details can be found on my Safaris and Workshops page.

The cost of this safari is $13,990, and a 20% deposit is required to secure your spot(s). I put a teaser on my safaris and workshops page a few months ago, and have had a decent amount of interest as a result. If you are interested, please drop me a line at or use the Contact form on this blog.

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