Colin Ruggiero is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Missoula, Montana whose passion is conveying the beauty and importance of the natural world. He received his M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking from the Discovery Network’s Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program in 2005. Since then he has produced a variety of award-winning films and shorts for both broadcast and independent release including work for National Geographic, Discovery, the BBC, ESPN, PBS, The Nature Conservancy and the The National Wildlife Federation, among many others. In addition to his other film and photo work, he is a filmmaking instructor at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography where he teaches workshops for their Professional Intensive program.