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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

Daughter of Mambirri, chasing a warthog

Nikon D3x, 200-400mm, 1/640 @ f9, ISO 800

What a wonderful morning today at Exeter River Lodge here in the Sabi Sands. We followed this subadult female, and she stalked and attempted a kill of a family of four warthogs. She missed, but she got darned close. I knew that I was going to have autofocus issues in the tall grass, so I stopped down to f/9 just in case the autofocus point missed the mark during the chase. I am very glad that I did, as I needed all of the depth of field I could muster in an attempt to also get the warthog’s shape in the frame. I didn’t use my D3, primarily because I wanted a larger file to crop from in case the chase happened in another direction from me. Awesome day, and I still have yet to post images from the past 3 days.


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Reader Comments (2)

WOW! It looks like you were in the perfect spot...

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCris

Superb shot with just enough detail in the wart hog along with what appears to be spot on focus on the charging leopard. I would have loved to have that scene in my view finder. What a beginning to a great trip!

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric

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