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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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Home. Or not.

Well, I made it back home late Sunday night after many different modes of travel: bush plane from Mombo to Maun, jet from Maun to Johannesburg, 3 planes from Johannesburg to Houston, and then a cab ride to the house. Or should I say ghost house. It was so late in the evening that I just got home and crashed. Leslie and the kids are over at her parents' house, as they have electricity and A/C. We sort of have power, but not enough to get the needed 220V to operate the A/C. So now I have joined the other family refugees and am over at Leslie's parents' house as well. Hopefully we will have acceptable power in the next few days, but my gut tells me to not count on it. Hospitals, city buildings and main lines take first priority. Since our street has power, we are considered a specific house call, and that is way at the end of the line.

I appreciate all emails and phone calls for those who are checking in on us. We very much appreciate it. I don't anticipate posting any images from my Namibia and Botswana adventures any time soon, as I am too busy with the aftermath of the hurricane. I am, however, planning on launching Gura Gear as soon as humanly possible.

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Reader Comments (4)

Glad you made it back safely to help out the family in getting things restored. I'll be looking forward to seeing the images from your latest trip...eventually! Take care and enjoy the family!


September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dillon

Hi Andy, glad to hear the family are all ok. My brother-in-law and family are in Houston so know what a rough time it's been.

Enjoy being back home. Look forward to seeing your trip photos.

best wishes

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Faulkner

If you want to come to Dallas for some fresh air, let me know.
PS You can bring the dogs

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlan W

andy I wish you and your family all the best.
good luck with getting things back in order, and I hope it all happens sooner than later
good news about the bags, I've been looking forward to them for almost a year now : )
can't wait to see....

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterarash

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