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Photographing the Grand Canyon from Space

Near Space Photographer John Flaig outfits weather balloons with cameras to capture novel images of iconic landscapes, such as the Grand Canyon. Explore the Colorado River, the life and soul of the American West: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ame… DIRECTORS: JJ Kelley and Sarah Joseph VIDEOGRAPHY AND EDITING: JJ Kelley ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Katy Fox-O’Malley COMPOSER: Chris Beaty...

Near Space Photographer John Flaig outfits weather balloons with cameras to capture novel images of iconic landscapes, such as the Grand Canyon. Explore the Colorado River, the life and soul of the American West:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ame…

DIRECTORS: JJ Kelley and Sarah Joseph
VIDEOGRAPHY AND EDITING: JJ Kelley
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Katy Fox-O’Malley
COMPOSER: Chris Beaty

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Meet the Author

J.J. Kelley
J.J. Kelley is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and adventurer focusing on issues of conservation and wildlife crime. A producer and director of photography at National Geographic, Kelley’s work has appeared on The National Geographic Channel, NOVA, The New York Times, Outside Television and PBS. He is also the co-creator of the adventure production company, Dudes on Media. In addition to winning over 40 film festival awards including, Paddler Magazine called his Emmy nominated second film, "Paddle to Seattle" “the best feature film about paddling produced in the past decade.” Kelley is an Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker, biked across Alaska, kayaked from Alaska to Seattle, and traveled the length of The River Ganges. He regularly stops in the studios as a guest on National Geographic Weekend and recently starred in a television commercial for Nature Valley.