J.J. Kelley

Warlords of Ivory

In the return of National Geographic’s critically acclaimed documentary series EXPLORER, follow veteran investigative reporter Bryan Christy on his daring journey to track and expose the illegal global ivory trade. Christy is setting out on a groundbreaking mission to ...

Fighting for Brazil’s Stolen Species

National Geographic Emerging Explorer and conservation biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira is on the front line of Brazil’s fight against a thriving illegal wildlife trade. She works with law enforcement and other agencies to curb the trafficking of songbirds, parrots, ...

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: ...

Battle for the Elephants (Ep. 4): Massive Ivory Stockpile

And you can smell it; it’s almost like dried blood. There is the smell of death in here. All of these are confiscated trophies,” reports investigative journalist Aidan Hartley. We’ve just been given exclusive access to an astonishingly ...

Battle for the Elephants (Ep. 3): The China Ivory Market

Our investigation is revealing insights into why elephant numbers are falling to lower levels than ever recorded. An international ban on trading ivory has been in place since 1989. Since then, the body that governs the trade, the Convention on International ...

Battle for the Elephants (Ep. 2): Criminal Traders Exposed

Through a taxing series of twists and turns, I find myself on assignment in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, about to go undercover with Aidan Hartley. Hartley is a seasoned war correspondent and investigative journalist, and no greenhorn when it comes ...

Battle for the Elephants (Ep. 1): The Plight of the Elephant

With just seven days remaining before Bryan Christy‘s Blood Ivory article hits the newsstands, we’re down to the wire. A complete story is within our grasp, but it’s uncomfortably obvious that we don’t yet have enough. ...

Battle for the Elephants: Web Series Intro

According to CITES experts, more than 25,000 elephants—an estimated 12 percent of the world’s elephant population—were killed in Africa last year alone, and some say the numbers could be much higher. In a new Web series, National Geographic filmmakers ...

1,000 Miles to Blister Town: What is West

It always starts with a crazy idea, doesn’t it? Let’s quit our jobs. Then say goodbye to the comforts of home finding new horizons to experience each passing day. It’s a common enough story, but the path ...