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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 - Cheetah and Her Cubs


Cheetah and Her Cubs

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. March 2012

Pentax 645D + 400mm f/5.6, 1/100 @ f/5.6, ISO 800

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Reader Comments (7)

Beautiful. Simple and powerful at the same time. I've never shot with the Pentax. Would love to see this same photo with the new Nikon D800 :)

March 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Parr

I agree. My suspicion is the D800 will do pretty darned well when compared.

March 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

Excellent image. I want a cheetah cub!

March 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

It's all about the light. Light is really nice as well as color. Even though you have gained pleasing separation from the background with your subject, you still managed to make the environment an important part of the photo.

March 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Haass

Great shot - the symmetry of the cub looking the same direction as the female and in the same posture makes the shot.

March 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob Thesman

Spectacular shot, Andy!

March 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat Landers

Andy - The reason I really really like this image, besides being in love with cheetahs, is that the lighting is really great. Not that you can help it too much short of shooting with a split-neutral density filter (never on safari game drives) or altering things in post-processing, but in so many images, the background sky is usually so much brighter than the foreground and animals, and I find that to be distracting and it takes my eye away from the animals. With the darker sky in this image, it really allows my brain to focus much more on the relatively brighter cheetah adult. Finally, the light on the animals is just so nice.

March 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Chan

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