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Ian Shive is becoming one of the most published nature photographers in the world.  He profiles nature through documentary storytelling of our natural environment.  

He knows that a great story is the journey. His voice in this greater environmental story is one of hope, inspiration and knowledge while not ignoring the challenges nature faces.  

Ian Shive says that the Pacific Atolls are not untouched by humanity.  There’s really nowhere on earth that is untouched by our hand.  Ocean currents move trash resulting in littered beaches even though the Atolls are uninhabited by humans.  

 Furthermore, Ian Shive found toy figurines that haven’t existed in 40 years washing up on the beaches.  Unfortunately it’s as if his childhood is washing up on the beaches of Papahānaumokuākea, Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and Palmyra Atoll.  But in the form of trash and micro plastics.  The trash is the past and it’s still existing after many decades.

Ian knows that he’s educating viewers on a very important piece of our planet and our collective story as a people.  He takes that very seriously.

Expedition filmmaking is a journey where storytelling is a privilege and a responsibility.  Ian has documented sharks for Shark Week.  His episode is:  Ian Shive & Tiburones: The Sharks of Cuba on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.  

His most recent film where he chronicles lives in our wild environments is Hidden Pacific.  The film documents Pacific Ocean’s national wildlife refuge islands and marine national monuments.

Filmmaker Ian Shive takes you on a journey of hope, inspiration and awe.

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Official Trailer to Hidden Pacific:

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Ian Shive. Photo by Casey Cosley

Coral reefs, some of the most pristine in the world. Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Ian-Shive- Photo by Dante Fernandes/Tandem

Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, part of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

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