Joe Riis

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Joe Riis is a wildlife biologist turned wildlife photojournalist and cinematographer known for his pioneering documentation of animal migrations in the West. He is a National Geographic contributing photographer and photography fellow at the Wyoming Migration Initiative. His photographs have been widely exhibited, and are included in private and public collections around the world. He has won a Stanford Knight-Riser Prize for journalism, an Emmy Award for cinematography, and the title Adventurer of the Year, among many other honors and fellowships. His natural history photography assignments for National Geographic have taken him to five continents, thus far. When he is not on an expedition, he lives in South Dakota.