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About Andy


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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My friend Corbett

My friend Corbett Bishop passed away unexpectedly of natural causes in the early morning of May 2nd, 2009 at his home in Arusha, Tanzania. He was only 38 but he had lived a full and compelling life. He found his life's passion as a sixteen year old on his first travels to Africa. He returned to his passion in 1993 initially as a guide on Kilimanjaro and soon was changing and inspiring the lives of people from around the world with Corbett Bishop Safaris. The greatest adventure of his life was raising his 2 beautiful children Ella and Luca in his beloved Africa. Corbett lived a joyously full life through his soulful music, conservation and world travels, and his many friends and family.

Corbett will be remembered as a striving conservationist, professional hunter, mountain guide, man of letters, soulful musician, birder, friend, son, loving father and forever and truth seeker.

Corbett and I were making plans to do a photographic portrait project of the Maasai communities that he was in contact with, and I am sad that we won't be able to spend more time creating fun and exciting memories out in the bush in Tanzania. We will all miss him dearly.

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My sincere condolences on your loss, Andy.


June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Olwick

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your good friend. I know what it's like to loose a close friend which I did more than 30 years ago. I never go through a day without thinking about all the good times we had and what a special person he was.
Dick Berry

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDick Berry

Hi Andy, I was thinking about Corbett today and wondered if his company or conservation lives on. I googled his name and found you. Do you know anything? I'm just an old friend from Houston and think of his sprit and person often.

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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