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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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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

Buddy Eleazer has just posted a great summary of the most popular bean bags on the market on his Chobe Safari blog. This is a great resource if you are in the market for a bean bag.

Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari blog entry

My own personal preference is the Kinesis Safari Sack. I have a few dozen that I have for my safari travelers that are always in Tanzania waiting for me. We fill them up with red beans that we purchase at a local market, and the guides empty out the bean bags at the end of our safari and take them home with them to eat. I don't want to have beans sitting around rotting in the bean bags. If you are traveling and do not anticipate having access to beans, I highly recommend purchasing the Kinesis Safari Sack that is prefilled with buckwheat. It is a lightweight option, and the buckwheat is an excellent filler.

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Reader Comments (2)

Do you use a different type of bean bag when you do safaris in Southern Africa?

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Just beginning to really learn about photography. Hubby has been doing it for a long time and is a great help. Experimenting for now. Thanks for this great information!

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