Pete McBride@pedromcbride

National Geographic Photographer // Filmmaker // Public Speaker // Sony Artisan // River Rat // Fan of wild places and wild things //

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This Samburu warrior in northern Kenya told chapters with his eyes. Wish I spoke Swahili to ask if I understood. #kenya #blackandwhite #portrait #africa #archive @savetheelephants


The gait of a gentle giant. One of my favorite snaps from a shoot earlier this year for @africanparksnetwork when they moved 500 elephants to repopulate a park newly protected in Malawi. #elephant #nature #wildlife #africa


Above the noise: Honored to be in the big city to share stories about wild rivers, places and even parks at the Sony Square this eve. Info in bio link. #aerial #newyork #sonyalpha #centralpark

New York, New York

The patterns of a shrinking winter. This time of year these hills are usually under blankets of snow. #Rockies #BW #aerial #changingclimate @protectourwinters

Rocky Mountains

Playful Porto Light - If this Portuguese river could speak - or sing - I’d listen. For those in NYC, I’ll be sharing river tales, images, films and songs this Monday at the Sony Square space at 4 pm - join us. Info in bio. #chasingrivers #DouroRiver #sonyalpha #portugal

Porto, Portugal

The magical world of books and their homes that inspire us. Allegedly one author got the idea for a place called Hogwarts somewhere around here. Thanks @ngexodusaveirofest for opening my eyes to the hospitalidade de #Portugal #livrarialello #imagination #travel

Porto, Portugal

Yesterday was a dark, turbulent day for public lands. The White House announced its plans to significantly reduce the size of Bears Ears and Escalante National Monuments in Utah. Having grown up using and enjoying these lands, I understand the economic debate around them. What I don’t understand is when the concept of conserving these lands and leaving them for future generations, a value shared by many, could be thrown aside by so few. If you care about protecting shared #publiclands, now is the time to speak up. Link in bio. #bearsears #conservation #blackandwhite

Bears Ears National Monument

What happens when we ask too much of a resource? It disappears. The Colorado River Delta is a perfect example. I’m privileged to share my work on this “hardest working river” with amazing audiences at the @ngexodusaveirofest in Portugal alongside many remarkable storytellers. A video clip from my film #deltadawn by @pedromcbride. To see how this scene briefly changed a few years, see the full film in link in bio. #chasingrivers #coloradoriver #nature #water great to partner with these amazing shooters @michaelclarkphoto @elialocardi @oliverhl @kpunkka @amivitale @shamsfilmmaker @gmbakash @rezaphotography

San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora

I love dark spots on the map — those areas where the night sky shines. Honored to share imagery about one of those spots as the keynote speaker tonight to water experts and CEOs at the American Water Conference in Austin Tx — and shine a light on water, a river and the wild place they both create. #grandcanon #coloradoriver #nightsky #milkyway #nature 📷 @pedromcbride of @richrudow in his happy place.

Grand Canyon Lodge

Chasing composition: I love documenting the hard work of others, getting lost in my lens trying to frame beauty in the swirl of chaos. Shot on assignment for @natgeo #cowboys #bw #arizona #grandcanyon #photojournalism

North Rim, Arizona

Thankful for the remote places, the wild friends, some furry, some not, and the many trails we travel to explore this magical sphere we share. #grateful #family #friends #nature #wilderness #happythanksgiving #archive 📷 @pedromcbride #snowmastrek #himalaya #bhutan


“People of the Forest”: It’s hard to comprehend there are just 880 of these remarkable, clever and curious creatures sharing the planet with us. The mountain gorilla roams the dense jungles of the Virunga Volcanic Mountains in Central Africa and thanks to the hard work of those carrying on Dian Fossey’s legacy in and around the park - teaching the value of conservation to communities and schools alike — these social primates, although critically endangered, are surviving day by day. #archive photo @pedromcbride from the film #hope with @savinggorillas @craghoppers #davidattenborough #gorillas

Virunga National Park