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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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Testimonial from Stephen Starkman

Stephen joined me in Iceland recently, and this is what he wrote to me:

Andy, what a terrific (and productive!) tour we had in Iceland with yourself, Josh Holko and Daniel Bergmann this March. I think we experienced every kind of weather (well, nothing a palm tree would feel comfortable in) shot in amazing locations and saw incredibly beautiful scenery. For me, shooting the northern lights was particularly memorable - a first in my photographic career. The tour was a great success! As before, when I travelled with you to Namibia, I was particularly impressed by your enthusiasm and dedication to each member, helping them achieve the best images they can. I for one am particularly pleased with some of the images I came away with, thank you once again!

Here are some absolutely superb photos from Stephen from our Iceland trip:









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