Pete McBride@pedromcbride

Nat Geo Photographer // Filmmaker // Public Speaker // Sony Artisan // River Rat // Fan of Wild Places & Wild Things // Home & Road // New Film👇🏼

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Sunset over the canyons of the big apple — working on my film about another bigger canyon further West. #chasingrivers #newyork #aerial #light #nyc 📷 by @pedromcbride

Manhattan, New York

Laundry Day: A young Buddhist monk uses the Himalayan hills as a drying rack. I once spent a month documenting an old trade route through this kingdom now turned democracy that champions happiness. #travel #snowmantrek #bhutan #archive #gratitude


Beating heart: A curious bull elephant, highlighted by a soft spotlight and the glow of stars, inspects us visitors @lewa_wildlife. Unable to see us, he listened, grumbled and patiently smelled us. I could hear my heart thumping inside my chest. Detecting no threat, he made another low grumble and vanished into the blanket of night. It was one of my favorite wildlife experiences last year. I’m excited to hear from my colleagues @natgeo this week at the #photoseminar - where photographers from all over the world who have inspired me for years and continue to do so, converge to compare stories, offer insight and share ideas from our adventures. Thanks @thephotosociety and #sonyalpha @kaylalindquist for playing a huge part. #grateful #elephant 📷 #petemcbride

National Geographic

“Hour of the Pearl” - an expression my late grandfather used to describe the subtle light of dusk. I generally avoid photographing sunsets, but the lingering light afterwards is sometimes hard to ignore. #pacific #iphone #surf #light

Costa Rica

Green Room: Psyched to make another lap around the sun today. Resolutions for getting older and for the new year - slow down, spend more time with friends and reconnect with the ocean. Chasing waves (and my cousin @johnny.rohrbach down the line) is one of my favorite past times. Thanks to @sea_legacy and @chasingcoral for ensuring the health of our oceans keep thriving. #grateful #underwater #surf 📷 @pedromcbride #petemcbride

Costa Rica

A few highlights from 2017 - now in the history books. Wishing all a Happy, Healthy 2018 full of love, laughter and purpose. #grateful #happy2018 All 📷 @pedromcbride

Planet Earth

Grateful to witness another lap around the sun and document the magic and challenges of our shared blue planet. While 2017 showed the ongoing global challenges we all face from the undeniable effects of climate change and national policies that took aim at the protections of our national parks and monuments, I also witnessed some amazing wonders. Seeing 500 elephants successfully relocated by @africanparksnetwork to a new park in Malawi, Africa to the Navajo Nation voting down a billion dollar development project to protect the Grand Canyon was profoundly moving and hopeful. For me personally, witnessing the solar eclipse in Wyoming was an all time magical favorite (also one of your), along with my time among friends and family. It reminded me how remarkable and rare our world really is.Thanks for all the support and likes over the year. Its an honor to share stories and snaps with you all. To a healthy and #happy2018 #happynewyear #bestof2017 #eclipse

Planet Earth

Storytelling: I spent the better part of 2017 working on a film about the there there of Grand Canyon or “The High Church of the Canyon,” as some call it. In 2016 I walked the entire length of this landscape - some 750+ miles without a trail and I’m not sure what is harder - the physical journey or telling the story of this voiceless cathedral. I do know I’m looking forward to 2018 and sharing with all of you the film (trailer in bio), speaking tour with @natgeo and a book with @rizzolibooks. Thanks all for being part of it. #dustinthebloodfilm #betweeenriverandrimbook #grandcanyon #chasingrivers #wilderness #happynewyear

Grand Canyon South Rim

Merry Christmas to all - from the wilds to wherever your frolicking. #peace #happyholdiays #merrychristmas #penguins #nature #wild #Antarctica #bw

Planet Earth

Fun on the other side of the lens: #sponsored by @thewoolmarkcompany. When I explore the mountains around my home to photograph or film, I’m usually behind the lens, so it was fun to experience a role reversal when #woolmark shadowed me out in the elements to test the magic of #Merinowool.

Snowmass Mountain

Light, layers and tracks in one of the oldest deserts in the world. #namibdesert #namibia #oryx #archives #nature