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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 - Lion at Mombo


Lion, near Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. July 2011

Nikon D3, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, 1/800 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 1600

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Reader Comments (4)

Very nice image and love the background lighting!

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDIck Berry

Andy, I think this is one of the best lion photos I've seen. Lighting, pose, and background about as good as it can get. Very well done.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGerard Kowalski

Excellent lion shot. I always find it interesting to learn to shoot most photos at very high ISOs in Africa. We are recently home from a 3 week self drive safari in Namibia. I loved shooting the prides of lions in the Etosha Pan. -Dave-

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave Hutchinson

This is such a moving image, Andy! The brilliant golden glow in the background comes together with the color of the grass and lion so well, and his expression is gorgeous. There's so much meaning and wonder in what he sees.

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat Ulrich

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