videos

  • One Planet, One People

    This is a slide show created for a juried show in Seattle. It illustrates the diversity of cultures in the world, but ultimately we are all one family - just branches off the same tree.
  • Universal Child

    This is a slide show created for a juried show in Seattle. It illustrates the diversity of cultures in the world, but ultimately we are all one family - just branches off the same tree.
  • Endangered: Art 4 Apes

    A 1.5 minute promo for the month of May, 2021 when I serve as their Virtual Artist in Residence, following an annual artist contest featuring endangered species.
  • One Planet, One People version 2

    I have spent decades photographing indigenous people around the world, as well as wildlife. My ultimate goal is to document the biodiversity and cultural diversity of our planet which ultimately is interconnected, and essentially One. In the spirit of Edward Curtis' documenting American Indian tribes before they vanished, I too endeavor to capture a vanishing planetary landscape, which for future generations will not have the pleasures such a journey has afforded me. This is a 2021 update of previous video, an originally published in 2016.
  • International Women's Day

    March 8th, 2021
  • The Life of Novice Burmese Buddhist Monks & Nuns

    A three minute glimpse of what is a part of many Burmese childhood experiences, as they become educated in Buddhist spiritual practices and culture.
  • The Elephants of Myanmar

    At one time there were 10,000 wild elephants in Myanmar. There are now about 2,000. Myanmar has about 3,000 captive elephants, most owned by the MTE, the governmental timber industry. Elephants are used to skid up to 2 ton logs. Only about 40% are in service. The other 60% are either too young, too old, or disabled. Shown in this video are elephants at the Ta Lal Nai Elephant Camp, which gives the elephants and their oozie (mahouts) a better job than hauling timber.
  • Myanmar Market on Train Tracks

    This is a fascinating market that settles on the train tracks in Mandalay, Myanmar and the merchants move every time the train comes through. At the end of the video I contrast this market scene with a modern mall in Yangon,
  • MYANMAR PHOTO ALBUM

    The best photos from a trip with Jim Cline Photo Tours in February, 2020. Myanmar is a diverse country, immersed in Buddhism, and thousands of stupas and pagodas, as well as many monks, novices and nuns. Also featured is fishermen, markets, and the people who were open and friendly. "NO PHOTO!" was never uttered.
  • Safari in Sabi Sands, South Africa

    Photos and video from safari February, 2019; staying at the Nkorho Bush Lodge. The trip was organized by Eagle Eye Safaris. This is my 6th safari, and it was "leopard city": we saw leopards everyday including cubs.
  • LIONESS & THE HIPPO

    While on safari along the Chobe River in Botswana we found this lioness stalking what looked like a sick or wounded baby hippo. The mother wandered away, and the lioness moved in. But the mother was still being vigilant.
  • RICE PRODUCTION

    The Cambodians are very resourceful and although their methods aren't necessarily first world modern they are efficient and reliable. This 2 minute video depicts two forms of rice production - one from the countryside, the other from Battambang.
  • The Streets of Cambodia

    Getting around Cambodia is by pedicab, tuk-tuk, and motorbike. Increasingly, Cambodians are also owning cars with SUV's and Prius's owned by the wealthy citizens. And then there are tour buses. So the streets are crowded and chaotic by American standards, particularly in Pnom Phen. But it is an experience!
  • UGANDA GORILLAS

    This is a one minute clip to illustrate the use of various cinematic audio enhancements: environmental sounds, loops, risers, whooshes and hits. Prepared for video instruction for the Mile High Wildlife Photography Club in Colorado, September, 2019.
  • The Last Mahouts of Ankor Wat

    In December, 2019 the remaining elephants in Ankor Wat will be removed to a reserve, leaving several of their handlers, the mahouts without their way of life. International pressure has lead to this move after one of the elephants died, but upon our investigation for this video we ended up believing that moving the elephants wasn't necessarily the best for them. They average forty-five years old, and this has been their way of life for decades. We saw no evidence of mistreatment, and in fact found that the elephants were checked by a veterinarian every week. Elephants have been a part of Ankor Wat for centuries, and in fact, did the heavy lifting to build the temple. They remain very embedded in Khmer culture.
  • A 5 Minute Trip to UGANDA

    Most tourists think of Uganda as the place to go to see gorillas. We did, and we got amazingly close (while they ignored us). But our permit was only for one hour. We spent two hours on a pot holed dirt road to get there, and then walked in the rainforest for 2 1/2 hours. But we were there for two weeks, and this video depicts all the other things we did. For still photos of our trip go to http://GrandAdventures.org, or http://DenverPhotography.com
  • Shakwa, Leader of a Hadzabe Camp

    Shakwa, a leader of a Hadzabe tribal camp describes their life and his role with the last hunter gatherers in Tanzania, and why he wants to preserve his culture. This is a video produced for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation: http://jimmynelsonfoundation.com/projects/the-hadzabe. For more also go to my blog @ https://hadzabe.org
  • N'Oye a Hadzabe Warrior

    N'Oye describes his life in the Hadzabe tribe, the last hunter gatherers in Tanzania and how he feels about wanting to preserve his way of life. This video was produced for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation: http://jimmynelsonfoundation.com/projects/the-hadzabe. For more also go to my blog @ https://hadzabe.org
  • Hayde-i, a Leader of Hadzabe Women

    This video is an interview with the mother of the camp's leader, Shakwa. Hayde-i has power equal to her son in this egalitarian society despite the division of labor between men and women. This video was produced for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation: http://jimmynelsonfoundation.com/projects/the-hadzabe. For more also go to my blog @ https://hadzabe.org
  • Hadzabe - The Last Hunter-Gatherers of Tanzania

    This is the trailer produced by Michael Holtby as part of a project for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. A complete presentation of the project can be found at: http://jimmynelsonfoundation.com/projects/the-hadzabe. For more also go to my blog @ https://hadzabe.org
  • Blacksmiths: 3rd World & 1st World

    This is a short video comparing the blacksmith techniques of the Datoga tribe in Ethiopia with those of my brother, an ornamental blacksmith on Whidbey Island in Washington State, USA. The Tanzania video clips were produced for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation: http://jimmynelsonfoundation.com/projects/the-hadzabe. For more also go to my blog @ https://hadzabe.org
  • South African Safari, Sabi Sands Nature Preserve

    Photos and video from safari February, 2019; staying at the Nkorho Bush Lodge. The trip was organized by Eagle Eye Safaris. This is my 6th safari, and it was "leopard city": we saw leopards everyday including cubs.
  • Wild Dogs, Hyenas and a Leopard

    This was one of the most exciting things I've seen in six African safaris. It occurred at Sabi Sands Nature Reserve in South Africa, where the safari vehicle drivers can go off road, sometimes crashing through the bush to get to a wildlife event. In this case some hyenas has gotten an impala kill away from a leopard. Then a pack of wild dogs treed the leopard, and tried to get the carcass from the hyenas. The dogs don't bark, they squeak; and the combination of that with the sounds of the hyenas was almost more epic than the visuals.
  • Winter in Yellowstone

    This video was from a trip in January, 2019, focusing on the Park's wildlife: bison, river otter, elk, bighorn sheep & mule deer; primarily in Hayden Valley & Lamar Valley . Some of the photos were also taken in the parks around Jackson Hole (moose, bald eagle). The weather was in the 20's (Fahrenheit) and often snowing.
  • The Bears of Brooks Falls

    These Falls are famous for the big brown bears that fish here every year. This 4.5 minute clip shows the bear's behavior from catching fish, to playing. Brooks Falls is in the Katmai National Forest. At the beginning of the Aleutian Islands, in Alaska. This was photographed in September, 2018 at the end of the salmon season. This slide show is under copyright protection and no image or portion can be reproduced without my permission.
  • Botswana Safari 2018

    I believe if you watch this you will want to do a safari in Botswana. This was my third time in Botswana, my fifth safari; Judy's 2nd safari - both Botswana with And Beyond Safaris. We chose this country because it has more wild elephants than anywhere in the world, and on any given game drive we can see lots of wildlife - both in terms of variety and quantity.
  • ASIA 2018

    A six minute journey through Thailand, Laos & Cambodia, with a short hop into Myanmar. Video shows the impact of newly affluent Chinese tourists, Grand Palace in Bangkok, and the Floating Market, Myanmar refugees the Karen (Long-Necked) Tribe, H'mong, the Buddhist monks in Luang Praband and Angkor Wat; all to the music of the Cambodian Band, Dengue Fever.
  • Six Minutes in the Serengeti

    Combining Masai photos and video with cheetah, lions and other wildlife during the wildebeast migration in March, 2017.
  • Pushkar Camel Market

    This is a 300 year old market at which 10,000 camels are brought to be traded, paraded, raced, bought and sold. It is also an event with hot air balloons, ferris wheels, gypsy dancers, all night music, snake charmers, fire breathers, chai wallahs, sadhus, stud horses, and all manner of merchants. There is a reason ear plugs are provided in our tents.
  • Around the World in 4 Minutes

    At 3 minutes and 45 seconds this is a more manageable trip around the world than the 15 minute version I previously posted. I have been to 39 countries. This is a peak at some of them through my lens.
  • Faces of India

    The people of India were very gracious about having their picture taken, and in many tourist areas they wanted a photo or selfie with us. In rural areas they were both curious about us and shy. This video shows the diversity of India, and we only saw a small part of Rajasthan.
  • Namibia & Botswana Safari

    Two minutes of a two dozen best photos from a trip in August/September 2016 with CNP Safaris of South Africa using their professional photography guides and custom vehicles.
  • Botswana 2012

    Published in 2016 with new software, these are photos and videos taken on our safari in Botswana with And Beyond Safaris.
  • The Universal Child

    This video of five minutes of kids around the world demonstrating their spontaneity, spunk and playfulness. It illustrates both the diversity and universality of the human family.
  • Morocco - March, 2016

    We landed in Tangier and were met by our guide, driver and translator Mohammed Aboud, who with his brother and father have a tourist agency called Trips to Morocco. Mohammed drove us first to the blue city of Chefchaouen, and then South to Fez, Mechnes, and the Sahara Desert; and we ended our trip in Marrakesh.
  • Sepik Croc Festival

  • Mt Hagen Sing-Sing, 2015

    To see a full description of this trip, taken August 2015 go to: http://papuanewguinea2015.blogspot.com
  • Mudmen of Papua New Guinea, 2015

    As the story goes the Mudmen were routed by a larger klan and got their land back by making their mud costumes, hiding among the graves in the cemetery and making the other klan flee in fear of ghosts. To see a full description of this trip, taken August 2015 go to: http://papuanewguinea2015.blogspot.com
  • Courtship Ceremony, Papua New Guinea

    To see a full description of this trip, taken August 2015 go to: http://papuanewguinea2015.blogspot.com
  • Forest Spirits at the Kanganamun Spirit House, Papua New Guinea

    To see a full description of this trip, taken August 2015 go to: http://papuanewguinea2015.blogspot.com
  • Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

    This is Archipielago de los Jardines de la Reina, an underwater park established in 1996 to protect the reef and it's inhabitants. The result is many different species of fish that are allowed to grow to a great size, specifically the goliath grouper - which is extinct in much of the Caribbean. There is also a prevalence of sharks, which were with us on almost every dive. Where the reef in many parts of the world is dying, this park demonstrates how corals and fish can thrive. This video depicts a dive trip organized with Denver Divers, through Ocean Doctor and Avalon in February, 2015.
  • 3 MINUTE CUBA

    This is a trip in February, 2015. It is primarily a scuba diving trip to the Gardens of the Queen, but we spent two days on land. This depicts what our tour experienced. This being my second trip to Cuba, albeit brief, the one thing that stands out is their MUSIC!
  • Elephant Orphanage

    This is the elephant orphanage is Nairobi, Kenya. It is mostly populated by the babies of elephants killed by poachers for their ivory tusks. The babies are taken in and have handlers who stay with them 24/7, and become their adoptive parents. They are gradually reintroduced to a wild herd, but the process can take ten years. For more information go to: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
  • The Five Minute Kenya Safari

    This is the distillation of approximately eighty hours of game drives at three Safari Parks in Kenya: Meru, Samburu and Masai Mara In August, 2014. It involved a lot of driving and waiting, but as you can see it had it's peak moments. This video is incorporated into my blog on the trip: http://kenya-safari-2014.blogspot.com/, and the most awesome experience is on another video which is available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/105397072
  • Stalking Lioness with Masai Chanting

    This was on a safari in Kenya. We actually stayed with this lioness over an hour to get this two minute video. She did a lot of careful creeping towards her prey (we were between her and her antelope). She was with another lioness, and they were using a strategy of a "striker" and a "catcher". The striker would drive the prey towards the catcher, who would make the kill. In this case this lioness was the catcher, but shortly after this video clip they gave up and didn't attempt a kill because the antelope wandered too far away to be caught by surprise. More still photos of this trip can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/holtby/15110990265/.
  • Bull Elephant in Botswana

    This bull was telling us to get out of his face! It was one of those moments that takes your breath away. He was so close I backed off my camera to wide angle.
  • Manta Rays

    I was on a research ship planting transponders to track shark migration. We saw few sharks, and swimming with giant manta rays was the biggest highlight.
  • Cage Diving with Great White Sharks

    Diving with great white sharks 200 miles off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico, close to Guadalupe Island . On a shark research ship, planting transponders on the great whites to track their migration patterns.
  • Jellyfish

    Taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with an iPhone
  • Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

    This is a visit to the local school, where tourists are entertained with singing and dancing by the school children. Taken with my iPhone.