Ian Shive is an Ansel Adams award-winning American photographer and filmmaker whose work documents some of the world’s most pristine environments and brings to the public important conservation stories from around the globe. In 2020, Ian Shive launched a new digital series on Discovery Channel titled Nature in Focus, where he explores our planet as host and executive producer. On March 18th, 2021, Ian will take audiences to a protected and remote Alaskan archipelago with the premiere of his documentary, The Last Unknown, on discovery+. In 2019, Ian led several expeditions to some of the world’s most remote coral atolls for the giant-screen film, Hidden Pacific, which he directed and produced. Hidden Pacific brings to life in IMAX 3D the vibrant marine national monuments at the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean — thriving ecosystems filled with colorful coral reefs, large colonies of birds, and threatened species that depend on these habitats for survival. He is the author of several, best-selling books including the award-winning The National Parks: An American Legacy, and his latest best-selling book released in October 2020, Refuge: America’s Wildest Places, which celebrates the National Wildlife Refuge System. Ians’ work has been critically acclaimed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, CNN and countless other media. Since its inception in 2010, Ian has worked as CEO of the company he founded, Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc., a leading health, fitness and environmental media company. He resides in Los Angeles.
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