The Nobody's River team; Photograph by Justin Clifton

The Nobody’s River team; Photograph by Justin Clifton

“The Amur River is a vivid reminder of the rich biodiversity an untamed river can support. We are excited to support this brave team of Young Explorers grantees in exploring this important ecosystem, in true National Geographic fashion.”

—Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of National Geographic’s Expeditions Council

In May, four women will embark on a source-to-sea descent of the Amur River—the world’s third longest free-flowing river. Traveling 4,400 kilometers through Mongolia and Russia, the team plans to capture their journey through still and motion images to tell the story of this widely unknown watershed. The expedition is called Nobody’s River and will launch in mid-May.

“Ultimately this project is about savoring something fleeting and beautiful, and doing our part to love this great big planet we all live on together. If we bring home just a little of the magic we find, we will feel successful beyond our wildest dreams,” says expedition leader Amber Valenti.

Over three months, the team will document the challenges, highlights, and, of course, the adventure of this incredible journey—as well as the threats that face the Amur River.

After the team returns this summer, award-winning director and cinematographer Skip Armstrong will join forces to lend his skills to edit the footage into a short film perfectly poised for international adventure and environmental film festivals in 2014.

“We are blown away by the support of our sponsors and friends who have backed us from the very beginning. Because of them this project has become a reality and we’re incredibly grateful for that,” Valenti said.

To learn more and support Nobody’s River, please visit the Nobody’s River website or fundraising site.

Comments

  1. Linda Larsson
    Santiago
    March 6, 2013, 12:57 pm

    I love this and will for sure follow the journey. And I’m so pumped to hear Skip Armstrong will join the team for making a short film. Can’t wait to see it! Good work ladies!

    /Linda – Onlybloodyhuman.com

  2. Samuel Savard
    http://oxygenlover.com/horseback-riding.html
    March 7, 2013, 2:45 pm

    Good luck to them! I’ll follow the journey for sure, and I can’t wait to see the film in 2014….

  3. Rosemary Rutt
    Wisconsin`
    March 7, 2013, 4:33 pm

    How inspirational to women everywhere! Perhaps a book in addition to the film can be considered? God be with you!

  4. abubakarr seisay
    107 mahera road lungi,sierra leone
    March 8, 2013, 9:53 am

    it hey for i love and have to do

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  6. Dave Purdy
    Sonora, CA
    June 18, 2013, 2:51 pm

    As well as bringing back to all of us from those distant and magnificent lands, let us rejoice that these four women will take some of the best of ourselves to those same lands: their radiant smiles, their courage, their concern for the wider world, their dedication to all that is wild and beautiful and unspoilt. All blessings, daughters!

  7. abu bakarr seisay
    107 mahera road,lungi.sierra leone
    August 7, 2013, 7:34 am

    MORE INSPIRATION TO REVAIL OUT,

  8. ABUBAKARR SEISAY
    SIERRA LEONE
    April 10, 9:03 am

    INSPIRATIONS EXCLAIMMER,WHEN AQUIRES GREATER PLANS FOR ACCOMPLISHMENT,
    ONLY NEED TO GET VIEWS (AMBER VALENTI).
    WHEN ALL HAS TO TAKE ON ?
    INVITATION FOR BOTH TO TAKE BRIEF TOUR EYE MARKING SENSITIVE AREAS OR OBJECT THAT WOULD REMAIM AS HISTORY,MARK.
    GET READY WITH SPECKS,JUST MOVE IT ON AS A MISSION TO BE ACCOMPLISH.
    OUR NET SERVICE IS NOT LIKE YOUR ,MIND YOU ,DO IT ON MY MAIL BOX.
    LOVE TO SEE IT MOVING…………

  9. ABUBAKARR SEISAY
    SIERRA LEONE
    April 24, 11:40 am

    INSPIRATIONS ME # keep the vision embraced,track with the inner sensor alert.
    When any, can do it …..
    Key on motives that had been approved by concience,sure with spikes.

  10. ABUBAKARR SEISAY
    SIERRA LEONE
    April 28, 6:29 am

    INSPIRATIONS ME #
    When,any you can do it.
    Key on motives that had been approve….,
    He would do all his might for in history to reads and never forgotten,when any you can do it.
    heads together
    mind ”
    hand ”
    feet ”
    Be ” a goal shinning afar, when any you can do it.
    Inspirations me # move it higher as a dove on peaks,wheelt in motions.
    never get track when on aspirations.

  11. […] little more than a year ago, I asked Amber what this project was all about, and she told me, “Ultimately this project is about savoring something fleeting and beautiful, and doing our part […]

  12. abubakarr seisay
    sierra leone
    May 13, 7:03 am

    when all to,while things are much.