I just got back from a superb triplet of safaris in east Africa, where I took our Gura Gear Monarch Bataflae on its maiden voyage. So what is the Monarch Bataflae you ask? The Monarch Bataflae is a Gura Gear 32L Bataflae camera bag, in grey, and it will be traveling around the world with different photographers as hosts. Since its inception, Gura Gear has focused its efforts on photography backpacks for the traveling photographer. The original bag featured a butterfly style opening. After many phases of design, the bag has evolved into what is now the Bataflae. The 26 and 32 liter Bataflae bags still retain the same butterfly style opening capability.
I had the Monarch Bataflae for 4 weeks in Africa, and it is heading to some new locations with Joshua Holko next. We want your help to get the bag to as many places in the world as possible. (Applications are now open! Click here to apply.) We will open up applications for anyone who wants to take the bag on a trip to wherever it is you go! You will also be able to sign your name inside the bag next to the pros you’ve always looked up to.
During my travels with the Monarch Bataflae, I carried the following gear inside:
- Nikon D800
- Nikon 400mm f/2.8 VR
- Nikon 1.4x TC
- Phase One DF camera with an IQ160 digital back
- Phase One Schneider 240mm lens
- Sony RX-100
The Monarch Bataflae