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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

Gang of Three

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. January 2009.

Nikon D3x, 200-400mm f/4 VR, 1.7x TC (550mm), 1/500 @ f/8, ISO 640

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Reader Comments (4)

Hi Andy:

Great shot! What did you think of the 1.7 converter on the 200-400 lens? How was focus speed?


February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Parr

To be honest, I am not that happy with the 1.7x teleconverter. Autofocus is totally acceptable, but optical quality isn't making me happy. I am going to do a comparison with the 1.4x and make a final decision. What I am trying to avoid is buying a 500mm or 600mm lens!

February 6, 2009 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

I just got back from Tanzania and I shot with the 1.4x teleconverter on the 200-400 and I wasn't super happy with the results. Sometimes it would give me nice sharp photos, but other times it would give me very soft, hazy results. I'm not sure if I was doing something wrong. I removed the teleconverter half way through the trip and didn't really miss it. I was shooting a D300 so, fortunately, I still had the "crop factor" working for me.

February 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Wade


February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGerry

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