A popular TV show when I was a kid was Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Host Marlin Perkins and his naturalist sidekick Jim Fowler brought nature and wildlife into our living rooms. Starting in 2013, Wild Kingdom premiered a series of webisodes that featured new host Stephanie Arne, a new format and new stories about the world’s wildest places and creatures. In 2017 I had the pleasure of shooting underwater video for their new series titled, The Floating Forests. We filmed this new series about kelp forest ecosystems at Catalina and Anacapa Islands.

Camera gear
I brought along my Mavic Pro drone, iPhone X and Canon 5D Mark lll to quietly and discreetly shoot scenes during the day – and surprised him with this short video of his birthday. It was a magic day that I will always remember!