"Return to the Tepuis": Behind the Scenes With Filmmaker Joe Riis

In this short interview, “Return to the Tepuis” filmmaker Joe Riis discusses why he’s passionate about being a wildlife photographer. The film, which screened at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival, follows Riis and climber Mark Synnott as they help National Geographic grantee and herpetologist Bruce Means in his mission to find the elusive pebble toad in Guyana.

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