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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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Safari Testimonial: Paul Robishaw

Recent safari traveler Paul Robishaw wrote to me with the following:

"Wow!  Just WOW!!

I had hoped that the 2009 Botswana would be a good one and a great learning opportunity.  It was all of that and so much more!

Andy, I have been fortunate in my life to have experienced many fantastic adventures in remote, exotic, and ecologically-pristine locales.  The Botswana safari is right up there at the top of that list!  It was truly amazing!  We spent 12 days in the bush, and each of them seemed better than the one before.  The wildlife sightings, the scenery, the camaraderie . . . I could go on and on.  The last day came way too soon for me.

I’d like to compliment all who helped make the Botswana photo safari such a fantastic one!  Kudos to you, Grant Atkinson (our naturalist guide/driver/geologist/historian/local expert/ good-humor man), the folks at Wilderness Safaris, James and Nicky at Eyes on Africa, as well as the entire staffs of the Kwetsani, Savuti, Chitabe and Mombo camps.  The courtesies, personal care, and professionalism extended by all were truly extraordinary.  The food and accommodations excellent, as well.  I slept very well and put on more than a few pounds.

As you know, I’ve already signed on to another African adventure with you.  This time I’m bringing my wife so that she can experience and enjoy what I did.  Don’t know how are at encores, but I trust you.

One of your African trips should be on everyone’s Bucket List.

Here are just a few of Paul's images from our July 2009 Botswana safari:





You can see my 2010 African safaris online here. I have spots available on some of my safaris and not on others. If you are interested in one of these safaris, please email me at while there is still space available. My safaris book up early!

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