Steven M. Bumgardner is a natural history filmmaker living and working in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada. His work focuses on the National Parks of the American west, from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the top of Mount Whitney; from hundreds of feet underground, deep in a dark cave, to hundreds of feet in the air, exploring the canopy of a Giant Sequoia.

Through the use of compelling images, interesting characters and unique stories, viewers develop a deeper connection to the natural world and to the people who know and love these places. “People often tell me that I have the coolest job in the world. I mean, how many people get paid to climb mountains, explore forests and check out waterfalls?

I’ve spent over 20 years photographing, filming and exploring some of the best landscapes on the planet, and I’m stoked that more and more people are watching my work and getting turned on to the outdoors.” Currently, Steven’s office is the twelve hundred square miles of Yosemite National Park, where he produces the web series “Yosemite Nature Notes” for the National Park Service and the Yosemite Conservancy.