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JJ Kelley@j.j.kelley

Senior Producer @NatGeo • TV Host • Explorers Club Fellow • Emmy nominated director • Brooklyn based, working globally. Let's travel the world.

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Believe it or not we’re on an open lake in eastern Texas. This is the only natural lake in the south, and it’s being invaded by a noxious aquatic monster. This beast kills all life in and around the lake; now a group of Texans will take their last stand to kill the monster. #uncertain #texas #natgeoexplorer

Uncertain, Texas
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Hey #DC friends! Join me for a night to remember. We'll recount witnessing the tomb of Jesus being opened for the first time in centuries. It was as close as I’ve come to feeling like Indiana Jones. This was a crazy shoot with overly protective monks, never before seen archeology and a few souls touching the most sacred site in Christianity. Get your tickets now at @natgeolive—link in bio. @natgeo #churchoftheholysepulchre #jerusalem #jesus

National Geographic Live
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Beautiful Iceland just before midnight on a summer evening in July. This is a geothermal power station. Iceland is actually the tip of the tallest volcano in the world (if you count ones that start below sea level). So the whole country is brimming with energy, and the Icelanders have very cleverly figured out a system to convert the earth’s heat into power—enough to electrify the entire nation. #iceland #geothermal #cleanenergy

Iceland
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I feel so blessed to get time outside. I love living in Brooklyn with my beautiful wife @kofox; it’s a city with tremendous opportunity for those wanting to work in TV, but the Big Apple can be horribly oppressive if the out of doors is where you’re most grounded. I love the sweet irony that the job which draws me to NYC is also the springboard that propels me into the wild world beyond. What’s that they say; you can take the boy out of the country, but you can never take the country out of the boy. I believe that’s true. Out here is where I feel most at home. #coloradoriver #getoutthere #intothewild

Colorado River
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The adventurer Chris Mccandless tramped up and down the American West before hitching north to live out his “Alaskan Odyssey” in the wild. After running away from his family, he took on the alias Alexander Supertramp. He was a leather tramp, which is someone who wonders the world on foot. Once while attempting to hitch a ride “Alex” was stopped by an officer, jumping out of character, Chris gave his real name. However authorities were never able to link this incident to the missing person report. Two years later Chris would die alone in an abandoned bus in the Alaska backcountry. #intothewild #magicbus142 #landsofthelost @adlerstudios

California Highway 1 Discovery Route
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Looking out over the Colorado River. I had such a ball here with an extraordinary cast of characters. Now our work moves into a dark edit suite for a few months. I'm excited to share what we made! 📸 @adlerstudios // @travelchannel #coloradoriver #horseshoebend #landsofthelost

Colorado River
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It feels fantastic to get back to my Minnesota roots, albeit in neighboring South Dakota. I had a few kinks to work through, but after 20 minutes I had a John Denver song in my head, and I was right back in my comfort zone on the @johndeere. #tractorfun #farmhouse #southdakota

South Dakota
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The high flying @samsquamptch_4 looking dapper and ready for adventure. This was just part of the entertainment during the outstanding wedding of @natethomas7832 & @jmiles1218—congratulations, you are amazing together! #hangtime #youngjamesbond #pennsylvania

Josh's Place
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The Colorado River just south of the Utah border in Arizona. I'm not stretching the truth when I say that this is the most beautiful river I have ever seen. The contrasting colors are an absolute knockout. The river itself meanders between towering 2,000-foot cliffs. If you've never been, you've got to check it out! #coloradoriver @travelchannel #redrocks #landsofthelost

Page, Arizona
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Who knew there'd be so much travel involved on a @travelchannel shoot 😜. It's been truly amazing, today finds us just between Arizona and Utah on the stunning Horseshoe Bend. Tomorrow we drop down onto the Colorado River for a canoe and kayak venture. I can't wait! #horseshoebend #coloradoriver #arizona #utah

Horseshoe Bend
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Wayne Westerberg (left) is the man who famously employed Chris Mccandless, the young adventurer who died in an abandoned bus in Alaska. Wayne has an unbelievably generous heart, and often opens his doors to wayfarers passing through. He did the same for our @travelchannel crew and even put me to work at his grain elevator. I'm so proud to have had a few days with Wayne in South Dakota. #southdakota #landsofthelost #farmlife

Carthage, South Dakota
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Suffering on the farm in South Dakota with @adlerstudios. Here it doesn't take long before you're dusted down and gasping for clean air. Here we're cleaning "the pit," a glamorous underground funnel that aggregates grain for delivery. Winnowed away particles fill the air making it tough to breath. It's hard work, but a pretty awesome way to get your hands dirty. @travelchannel #southdakota #landsofthelost

Carthage, South Dakota
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Backpacking along a wild corridor that slices through Denali National Park. We had 3 days on the trail. Camping at night temps dipped down to freezing, but hiking during the day was still pretty comfortable for September in Alaska. At just 4 days, this was my quickest trip ever to Alaska, and at just 4 days, it wasn't nearly enough to satisfy my Alaska itch. #denali #alaska #stampedetrail @travelchannel

Denali National Park and Preserve
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The amazing stylings of Mr. Philip Day! Such a humbling and extraordinary adventure in the wilds of Alaska. @travelchannel #intothewild #landsofthelost

Healy, Alaska
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