Joe Riis

Research Associate

Joe Riis is an independent photojournalist, filmmaker, and naturalist. Trained as a biologist, Joe has worked as a wildlife storyteller for the past fifteen years. He’s known for his pioneering documentation of animal migrations in the West, through which he aims to give migratory animals a visual voice in our human culture. His current Yellowstone Migrations fieldwork focuses on highlighting behavior and rhythms through long-term field study and cinema. Joe has received photography and film accolades for his work.