Andy Maser – Beyond the Edge

Andy Maser is a two-time Emmy Award winning director and director of photography with 15 years of experience in commercial, broadcast, documentary, non-profit and feature film production. Andy is a Patagonia Environmental Grant recipient, a National Geographic Young Explorer grantee, and an Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Freedom to Move: “A Wild Mind Sounds Pretty Good to Me”

Joe Riis is the best photographer I know. I’m biased—I get to hang out with, work with, and count some of the best National Geographic photographers as my friends. But Joe stands out. It’s partly because of his work, which speaks for itself, but it’s also because of his character and how he chooses to…

Grand Canyon Float #6: Piloting Whitewater

Keep it straight and square up for the big hits! Often times, piloting a fully loaded, monstrous raft through Grand Canyon whitewater is as simple as that. Our craft are far from hot rods—they measure in at 16 or 18 feet long, are fully loaded, and are powered by a single oarsman. To make it…

Grand Canyon Float #2 – The Beginning of a Grand Adventure

The first time I remember on a river when I was nine.  Halfway through my first lesson I’d talked my instructor out of her hot-rod kayak and set out in search of the toughest beginner whitewater in sight.  My dad loves to tell that story. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to kayak competitively, embark…