Adam Ravetch

There is reason for hope that the actions we take now-this decade, this century-will be regarded by those who follow as a positive turning point, a flashpoint in geological time when humankind became aware of the reality: we are a part of nature, not apart from it.

In his pursuit of the ultimate photographic challenge, Ravetch has become one of a handful of filmmakers to shoot beneath the Arctic Ice cap. Even more unusual is his perseverance in the north with 25 years working in the brutal polar environment. Ravetch has been rewarded by capturing some fantastic, first-time photographed events of the lives of polar bears, walrus, narwhal and other arctic treasures.

Ravetch’s shooting career spans from the North to South Poles, from Baja California to the Red Sea, Micronesia, to The Galapagos. He works closely with both scientists and first nations experts to get a fascinating view of the Oceans. While working in Television, Ravetch has helped film hundreds of programs for the small screen, including BBC’ Planet Earth, and has directed many sequences for Imax films and co directed a feature film for the large screen.

Adam Ravetch with Inuit friend

In recognition for his remarkable underwater work Adam has been nominated for a NOGI award (2017) the highest award in the diving world.

With an watchful eye on new technology, Ravetch is experimenting with new ways of telling innovative stories, and has jumped into the world of VR Films, creating content and pieces for Disney’s The Finest Hours, Efran’s VR Film Sharks, Rochner’s Film’ The Oil Rigs Off California and The Weather Channel’s Florida’s Watershed.

adam ravetch gives a talk about arctic

Adam can be booked for lectures, film presentations, panel discussion or act as brand ambassador. Get in Touch

Adam Ravetch near north pole

2013 Winner Canadian Screen Award Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series Polar Bears: A Summer Odyssey (2012)

2013 Nominee Emmy Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form Polar Bears: Ice Bear (2013) Shared Award

2011 Winner Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography - Nature Great Migrations (2010) Shared Award

2005 Nominee Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography National Geographic Explorer (1985) For episode "Battle of the Arctic Giants"

2008 Nominee Jury Award Santa Barbara International Film FestivalBest Documentary Film Arctic Tale (2007) Shared with: Sarah Robertson

2007 Winner Just Film Award Best Children's Film Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Arctic Tale (2007) Shared with: Sarah Robertson

2007 Lowell Thomas Award (Explorers Club) Cinematography and Diving

Adam Ravetch diving under arctic ice