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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 - Galapagos Islands



Canon 1DsMkII, 100-400mm, 1/500 @ f/9, ISO 320

Espaniola Island, Galapagos Islands

I am leaving for the Galapagos Islands soon, and I thought it would be appropriate to look through my past images to remind myself of how successful and unsuccessful I was on my last trip there a few years back. The Galapagos Islands is a difficult place to photograph for me, as the compositions are either very obvious or difficult to find. It is a great place to photograph for me, as it is incredibly rich in landscapes and wildlife. With that being said, I find it very challenging to put my own stamp on things. I am always after images that convey emotion, a sense of place, a specific moment in time or whatever, and avian subjects are probably the most challenging of all when it comes to this (no, I don't want any bird photographers sending me death threats over this). I am primarily a mammal and landscape photographer, so this is where my tendencies are when I visit the Galapagos Islands. I will dig through my archive over the next few days to see what I can dig up from my last trip a few years ago, and use them as examples of what not to do or perhaps images that I am just curious about.

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Reader Comments (2)

Looking forward to seeing more!

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAravind

The Galapagos Islands are our next dream trip!!! We just went to Tanzania in February/March with Thomson Safaris and we have the Galapagos next on our list!!! Love the photo and can't wait for your insights!

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry in Indiana

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