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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

Texas Bluebonnets in the Hill Country, outside of Willow City. April 2004

Canon 10D, 16-35mm, .8sec @ f/16, ISO 100

Spring is just about here, and I thought I would pull an image from my archive from 5 years ago. When we used to live in Austin, we would head out every weekend in the springtime, looking for wildflower pockets within a 100 mile radius of our home. 2004 was an exceptional year for wildflowers in Texas, and it is looking like 2009 will be good but only in certain areas. I am looking forward to getting out in the next few weeks to take some photos of the kids in the flowers. If you have never been to Texas in the springtime for wildflowers, you owe it to yourself to come bring your camera for a few days. Make Austin your home base, and make sure to eat some great BBQ (it is beef here in Texas) and take in some excellent live music.

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Reader Comments (3)

Checked your blog out like I do quite often and noticed your new/old image of the Texas Bluebonnets. Very nice image by the way! I am planning a trip to Texas April 1st and have done some research indicating that this years crop of Bluebonnets might not be as good as past years because of the weather. Wondering if you have any firsthand info on what is happening down south.
Also wanted to tell you how I admire your work, in fact so much so that I added your link to my blog which I just put up recently. Not as well know as you but only a select few like yourself have made it to my Shooters and Blogs list. Check it out at and leave a comment if you like.
Your images from Africa are definitely some of the nicest shots I have seen-hope to make the trip with you in the future ! Any plans for workshops in the United States?

March 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDick Berry

Take me home - country roads...

Wow, that photo makes me miss Austin. Nice Shot Andy. One of these days I need to go back and spend some quality time in and around Austin again. It is one of the best cities on planet earth if you ask me.

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Clark

Hey, that picture takes me back. That was the workshop I took from you, what a great year for flowers, I have not seen anything even close in a long time. WIllow City Loop was practically devoid of flowers when I went back two weeks ago...2004 was truly a banner year!

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChad

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