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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 14

I am short on time today to write up this entry, but we saw and photographed landscapes at sunrise, worked on blurred panning shots and had rhinos sniff the edge of our Land Rover. All in a day’s work, I suppose. More writing tomorrow, as tonight we have a dinner outdoors in the boma and I need to get some things setup beforehand. I love eating in the boma, especially in the winter, as fires are lite primarily for warmth and not ambience. The warmth of the fire draws everybody in close and conversations are much more intimate and personal. I do suspect the staff will come out and entertain everybody with song and dance, which everybody loves and appreciates.



iPhone at who-know-what-settings


All Geared Up

Nikon D4, 16-35mm f/4, 1/1600 @ f/4, ISO 1600


Running Impala

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 1/13 @ f/16, ISO 50


Rhino Mouth

Nikon D800, 300mm f/2.8 VRII, 1/800 @ f/7.1, ISO 500, hand-held



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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Reader Comments (2)

Andy, I am absolutely loving this series of safari blog posts. I wish I was there. Keep up the great work.

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave Hutchinson

Great! Going on a safari is just an adventure feeling,thanks to you for sharing your experience this really eager me to go on the wildlife safari.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

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