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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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Namibia safari update

I am back in Windhoek, Namibia after what I consider a stunning first leg of my Namibia journey. We visited the Skeleton Coast, the remote Kunene region of the Kaokoland along the Angola border, and then finished up with a few days at the tall dunes of Sossusvlei. I am back at it in a few hours for Kolmanskop, which is the location where the dunes have taken over the abandoned mining town. I have some photo permit issues just for me, so I will be going in as a 'tour leader' without a camera. Since I have been there before, this isn't a big deal, and it will allow me to spend time helping others work on their own photography.

I have been shooting with all Sony equipment on this trip, and I have come to love the system for these types of trips. Their Zeiss lenses are quite good, and I also have their newly released 70-400mm lens for a combination of wildlife and landscapes. Namibia requires focal lengths from 16mm all the way to 200mm if you are going to come here to photograph landscapes, and if you desire willdife you will need even more reach. From intimate dune scenes with a wide angle lens to far away vistas with a telephoto, Namibia will push you to take more than the standard postcard type photos.

Time for a cup of coffee, a quick bite to eat and then off to the plane for the scenic flight down south. All charter flights in Namibia can be considered scenic flights, as the entire country is amazing from the air.

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Reader Comments (2)


Sounds like a great time.

a 70-400mm lens?

I never knew that Zeis made such a lens.

What is the speed?

Actually, the 70-400G is a Sony lens, not Zeiss. It's f/4-5.6 I believe.

Loving the updates, Andy. I'm invested in the Sony system, with the Zeiss 24-70 and the new 16-35 staples in my travels. I'm really glad to hear you're liking the equipment!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVKM2F

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