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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


African Wild Dog, or African Painted Dog (Lycaon Pictus), Botswana, July 2009

Nikon D3x, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR, 1/15 @ f/6.3, ISO 200

There is a den near Dumatau and Savuti in Botswana at the moment, and we had the great fortune of being able to spend some time with them and their new puppies. All 13 of them. What makes it amazing is that there are two mothers with 2 separate litters, and watching how they all interacted was an amazing sight. I have spent more time in east African than in Botswana if you are to look at the total number of days spent out in the bush, so seeing and being able to photograph African wild dogs is very special to me. In east Africa the African wild dog is more difficult to find, and the places to find them are in the southern parks of Tanzania where I don't spend as much of my time.

I have a few keepers from our time with them, and this is the first in a small series of images that I will post over the coming days.

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Reader Comments (3)

Hi Andy,

Nice shot! Wild Dog are amazing to watch! When you find the time to come to Madkiwe I can almost guarantee you images of WIld Dog!! It is one of the Madikwe success stories and I still have the spare room available!! :)

Let me know!

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGerry

Hi Andy,

I see you used your 70-200mm. Can you tell us what the focal length was? It's a beautiful shot and one of so many of yours that I wish I could take. I am looking forward to the others you plan to share.


August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

Sabrina, the shot was taken at 175mm on a full frame camera. Pretty close!

August 7, 2009 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

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