Pete Mcbride

National Geographic Photographer

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and writer Pete McBride has spent more than two decades studying the world with his camera. He has traveled on assignment to all seven continents and over 75 countries for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines, Outside, Smithsonian, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Men’s Journal, among others. Whether it involves vantages from 20,000 feet or swimming below icebergs, Pete is passionate about creating unique photographs, films, and stories. McBride’s adventures have included an epic trail-less Grand Canyon trek of nearly 800 miles, a remote Everest expedition, and a five-week exploration by sailboat and sea kayak along the west coast of Antarctica's Peninsula. 

After many projects abroad, Pete decided to focus his cameras closer to home and spent over two years documenting the Colorado River from source to sea. His work resulted in an award-winning film ("Chasing Water"), a photographic book, and exhibit. Pete was named a National Geographic Freshwater Hero for his work documenting rivers worldwide. His still-photography honors include awards from Pictures of the Year International, FotoWeek DC, Communications Arts, and The Society of Professional Journalists. McBride is a recipient of the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing and a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow for Stanford University. He is also a speaker for the National Geographic LIVE lecture series as well as other outlets, sharing his knowledge of visual storytelling and land and water conservation.

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  • Mar 06, 2020

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