Ian Shive: Cinematography Demo Reel

For the last two years, leading conservation photographer Ian Shive has traveled the planet photographing some of the world’s wildest places . Now for the first time ever he is sharing a secret – broadcast quality HD footage that was shot on location at the same time as the photos. In just a few minutes, you’ll experience some of our planets most stunning landscapes in a dream-like montage including Palau, Micronesia, underwater worlds of Cuba, Yosemite National Park, California, the Cayman Islands, Glacier National Park, Montana, Channel Islands National Park, California, Valdivia Coastal Reserve, Chile, the lower Himalayan Mountains, India, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, the Taj Mahal, India, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, Salt Lake, Utah, Antelope Valley, California, The Island of Hawaii, Maui, Hawaii, Rishikesh and the Ganges River, India, and Vrindivan, India among others.

[vimeo 57244431]

Produced by Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. Edited by Ian Maliniak. Music by M83.

Channel Islands National Park, California

Below are a few recent photos of the Island Fox of Santa Cruz island. The fox has been federally listed as an endangered species since 2004 and is considered “critically endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Nature Resources (IUCN) Red List. As it currently stands, this fox faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.



Netting Nature

Using “mist nets” to capture birds, a team of scientists descended upon Malibu, California, to kick-off BioBlitz – a 24-hour survey of every species in the area. The survey includes anything and everything from insects to flowers to birds. The barely-visible nets are strategically positioned and after a few minutes, the cataloguing begins. Once recorded, the birds are released back into the wild. 

Scorpions (glow-in-the-dark!)

At the end of a long day, I managed to stretch it out a little longer by spending an evening photographing scorpions in the pitch black along the Rio Grande River. The best part is that earlier today I learned that scorpions are much easier to find with a black light on them. So why not photograph one like that, too, right? 

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