Pete McBride@pedromcbride

Nat Geo Photographer // Filmmaker // Speaker // Sony Artisan // Fan of Wild Places // Represented by @natgeocreative // Wildfire Story 👇🏼

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Summertime: This was perhaps the dumbest jump I’ve ever done — and the worst flip. But it sure was memorable. An #arhive shot from down south when temperatures spiked unusually high. #Antarctica #polarbearplunge #31degreewater #happyfriday #tgif #shrinkage 📷 #PeteMcBride #onassignment for @natgeo


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Those places we wander when we dream. This is one of them — the village of Laya tucked high in the Bhutanese Himalaya. It took us 12 days of walking to get here since there are no roads — or wheels except those used for prayers in this hidden Buddhist enclave. #bhutan #magical #Himalaya #nature #gratitude #snowmantrek #travel


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Gratitude: Thanks to the scores of firefighters, hotshots, pilots and volunteers who saved our little town from the jaws of wildfire this week. This Chinook Helicopter pilot did hundreds of laps pulling water from the river and dropping it with incredible precision on the flames. Due to their heroism our mandatory evacuation ends soon. I hope those facing other wildfires across the west have the same good fortune. #grateful #wildfire #lakechristinefire #firefighters #humility #gratitude #teamwork #chinook #evacuation #climatechange #chasingrivers #sonyalpha 📷 #petemcbride @pedromcbride


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Fire on the Mountain: My home town glows ablaze with a wildfire now raging across some 5,000 acres and 0% contained. Thanks to the heroics and bravery of the pilots and firefighters like @mattross @zg_bfd and many more, much of our mountain community is spared for now. Tragically, some residents including firefighters, lost their homes due to the irresponsibility of a few that enabled this to happen. #grateful #wildfire #nature #colorado #lakechristinefire #climatechange #petemcbride All 📷 @pedromcbride #home #evacuated #sonyalpha


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I didn’t expect these kind of fireworks on the 4th. Thanks to the amazing pilots and hotshot crews doing everything they can to protect our little town. Snapped this from my front porch. #evacuated
#wildfire #home #sonyalpha #red #fire #retardant #grateful 🙏🏼


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Natural Fireworks: With rain scarce, rivers low and summer’s hot and dry getting only hotter and dryer, this scene is becoming far too common. As a result, fires and fireworks are banned where I live— and this is why. Sadly, our local target range didn’t close despite official requests. Last night the entire hill went ablaze and is still burning, threatening the town and scores of homes. I took this image from the rooftop of my neighbor’s house. Thanks to all the firefighters working tirelessly to keep these blazing #fireworks at bay. #happy4th #wildfire #grateful #basaltfire #climatechange 📷@pedrombride


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Starworks: Thank you wilderness for always creating magic—night and day and in perpetuity. I’m grateful to those that continually work to keep such views unmarred and magical. Happy Fourth! #celebrate #wilderness #happy4th #independence #stars #gratitude #sonya7iii


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The Face of Uncertainty: Throughout my travels, I’ve encountered hundreds of refugees fleeing the ravages of war and violence, all looking for safer, better lives and of course—hope. Sadly, many are kids like these Rwandan children I once photographed on the Ugandan border who lost their parents and with them, their hope for the future. I’m shocked to recently observe so many similar sights in the U.S. that not only rival those I’ve witnessed in developing nations, but replace the land and home of hope, with uncertainty and hate. #humanity #compassion are #patriotic #keepfamiliestogether #portrait #children #refugee #archive 📷 by @pedromcbride


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When my mind wanders, it often drifts to the high slopes of mountains. This spot, the Himalayan headwaters to the Ganges River and the Bhagarathi Peaks is perhaps one of the most pristine landscapes I’ve seen. Sadly, the river downstream becomes one of the most contaminated but at its 16,000-feet origen, it is idealic. Thanks to @hanahliving for fueling me on remote adventures. Happy #nationalcameraday #nature #coldsmoke #himalaya #ganges #gratitude #archive 🎥
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Chasing Silence: That pursuit of escaping mechanical sounds might very well be one of my favorite past times. #colorado #rockymountains #home #wilderness #gratitude #archive


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There is nothing quite like being in the presence of the African wild dog. They are incredibly social, fierce and elusive - and every animal in the area is on anxious pins and needles - humans included. This pack hunted an antelope to exhaustion at sunset - then defended the kill from hyenas, a leopard and even a female lion. #botswana #wilddogs #wildlife #painteddogs #teamwork #nature #light #archive 📷 #petemcbride


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Nothing like those long, lazy summer days. Happy #SummerSolstice. #colorado #home #gratitude #aerial #iphone 📷 @pedromcbride


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