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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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Tanzania safari report - Day 8

Today we explored the absolutely stunning Moru kopjes, situated just south of our camp site. The Moru kopjes are the oldest of all the rock outcroppings in the Serengeti, and I always look forward to my game drives there. I rarely see other vehicles when visiting Moru, and it feelsike my own private Serengeti.

We passed by Lake Magadi and made what I call a serious water crossing, which means we had water above the hood our Land Rover. After crossing we came across a very muddy road around the kopjes. Moru always is a muddy place when compared to other roads in the park, as the area is primarily made up of black cotton soil. If I get stuck somewhere, you can count that it will be in the Moru area.

It was a fairly quiet morning, except for a group of 18 giraffe. We spent around 45 minutes composing our shots in different ways, and I cannot wait to see if some of my pano shots turned out the way I enviosned. I am having a difficult time figuring out the framing of my shots, because the Fotoman rangefinder does not have clearly defined edges. This makes composing quite difficult, especially with a longer lens like my 300mm.

I haven't used the Fuji 6x17 camera before, however I do knw that the viewfinder does have clear lines around the edges. I may try that format if this doesn't work out for me.

We had a relaxing lunch back at camp, and said goodbye to the camp staff around 2:30. We fueled up at Seronera, and took in a few sightings of lion and leopard (with an impala up in a tree). Then we were off for our camp near Robanda.

It didn't rain today, however the roads are still quite wet. We will have to spend some time near Mawe ya Maasai (Masai kopjes) to try and finish off this safari with some more lions on a rock.

I finshed my last Cuban cigar tonight, and have another 12 days before retuning home. Uh oh.

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Reader Comments (1)

Hi Andy. I'm just curious how many frames you've shot so far.


March 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersabrina

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