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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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Back from Botswana

I just got back from 3 weeks in Botswana, and I have a ton of content to write about. I ran two safaris in northern Botswana, split between three different camps: Chitabe, Savuti and Mombo. The weather was pleasant, as it is winter there and it was a great break from the heat back at home. We had some very unique sightings, which included elephants crossing the Savuti channel each day, hyaenas chasing down a baby elephant, multiple Legadema sightings at Mombo and tons more.

When I come home from each safari, I am always inspired on how to run different and more unique safaris for upcoming years. This safari was no exception in this regard, and I have some exciting ideas for 2013 and beyond for my safari schedule. I also came home with some more product ideas for Gura Gear, as there is so much need in the marketplace right now for better made camera and travel related equipment.

I apologize if you have sent me an email and I have not replied yet. I was without communication during my trip, and I will be digging out of almost 1,000 emails over the next couple of days. At least I am up at 4am without much else to do.

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Reader Comments (1)

Andy, welcome back! I love how you are always trying to improve things, the workshops and your gear! Look forward to hearing back from you on one of those 1000 emails you have :)

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Williams

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