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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 Update from Rwanda - Day 3

Not much to write about today, primarily due to time constraints (and internet connectivity), but I thought I would quickly share a few images. All I can say is that my experience in Rwanda has been amazing. The people, the accommodations, the hospitality and above all else the mountain gorillas. Truly one of the best experiences I have had in all of my travels throughout Africa. Hiking in the Virunga Mountains with mountain gorillas is something that needs to be on everybody’s bucket list.


Charles the Silverback

Nikon D3x, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, 1/500 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 1600


Charles the Silverback

Nikon D3x, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, 1/400 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 800

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Reader Comments (2)

3 field samples and fabulous already. Congrats!

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris Prestegard

Great shots. The detail is awesome for such high ISOs

September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMario

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