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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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Sabi Sand Safari Report - Day 13

We found ourselves along the Sand River at sunrise, and the river had a fog layer in one of the sections that had water from one edge to the other. We stopped in the middle of a crossing and just sat there for a few minutes to watch how the morning sun altered the landscape and pondered how to best photograph the scene. Sometimes photographs never capture a moment, and during those moments we just watched and enjoyed the experience of being outdoors and away from our daily lives back at home.

Eventually we located and sat with a large herd of elephants, how were amongst the tall grass and round leaf teak bushes that littered the landscapes. The elephants were extremely calm in our presence, and we focused our attention and lenses on a baby elephant who wanted to nurse. The mother moved away every time the little guy wanted some milk, but eventually the mother gave in when they were close to our Land Rover. What a tender moment, and our shutters were clicking away for the next little while.

The afternoon was mostly filled with tracking activities, as we wanted to try and locate one of the leopards with cubs, but we couldn’t find any tracks in the area that she was last known to be in. It’s good to have patience, and we all have it, but it didn’t pay off today. That was perfectly ok, because we sat at a watering hole with a pair of rhinos as the light faded away. J


Sand River at Sunrise

Nikon D4, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, 1/1000 @ f/8, ISO 1000


Elephant and Mother

Nikon D800, 300mm f/2.8 VRII, 1/800 @ f/2.8, ISO 500


Rhino and Refletion

Nikon D800, 300mm f/2.8 VRII, 1/2000 @ f/4, ISO 800


All Smiles

Nikon D4, 24-70mm f/2.8, 1/200 @ f/10, ISO 500


Camera bags on this safari are sponsored by Gura Gear, which I started in 2008. Check us out. We make the best camera bags on the planet.

Some of the gear on this safari has been provided by I rely on for both my own needs as well as my safari travelers’ needs. When we need big lenses, cameras or anything else photographic, we turn to to help out. They are the best resource in the industry for traveling photographers.

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