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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 - Leopard In The Grass


Leopard In The Grass

Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa. June 2012

Nikon D800, 300mm f/2.8 VRII, 1/400 @ f/5.6, ISO 800

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Reader Comments (2)

wudnt it be easyer to handle 300mm f4 ?
anyway all shots are taken f5.6 or higher
maybe vr help, but to me vr sometimes not helping, besides there enough shutter speed on every shot like 1/400s an more

January 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeiki

Heiki, thank you for the questions. Yes, a 300mm f/4 is much much easier to hand-hold. With that being said there are few points to consider:

The Nikon 300mm f/4 is missing VR, which is a non starter for me
The 300mm f/2.8 is a sharper lens
The 300mm f/2.8 focuses much faster, due to the more wide open aperture
The 300mm f/2.8 works better with a teleconverter than with the 300mm f/4

January 4, 2013 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

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