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Adventure Photography & Filmmaking


Michael Powers is a professional photographer, writer, filmmaker & wilderness guide, widely published & recognized internationally for his commitment to cause-related projects & expeditions.


Michael studied photography, art & journalism at various schools in California before launching his successful media career in 1968.


As a freelance photojournalist & more recently as a filmmaker, he has traveled to many wild & remote regions of the world  & documented his adventures for publication in magazine articles & broadcast on national television.


His photography has been featured in major exhibitions, & on the covers & inside many national magazine & books, & conservation-related publications.  


In 2005 he collaborated with fellow Ocean Studio founder & filmmaker Mark Fraser to create the award-winning (Telluride Mountainfilm Festival ’06) film THE GOOD FIGHT, documenting a lifetime of achievement by eco-legend & nonagenarian Martin Litton.


Powers is a commander in the Tsunami Rangers, an elite ‘extreme condition’ sea kayaking team featured on the National Geographic Explorer television series (Wave Warriors 1992), ESPN’s Expedition Earth TV series (circumnavigating Easter Island by sea kayak), & MTV Sports television (big wave kayak surfing in California). Along with fellow Ranger commander Eric Soares, Michael co-authored the book EXTREME SEA KAYAKING, published by McGraw-Hill. 


In 2005 Michael Powers co-founded OCEAN STUDIO, an alliance of adventure photographers, writers & filmmakers, working together to nurture a deeper understanding & empathy for the natural world.



The quest to forge WILD IN SPIRIT into a book of substance, beauty & purpose has become a deeply rewarding chapter & pinnacle achievement in Powers’ half century of work as an adventure photojournalist.                

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