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In their quest to identify the pollinator of the ghost orchid for the first time, a team of explorers, photographers, and filmmakers spent three summers standing waist-deep in alligator- and snake-laden water, swatting air blackened by mosquitoes, and climbing to sometimes nausea-inducing heights. They came away with a startling new discovery - and an even deeper love for Florida's wildest wetlands - revelations that may help to conserve both the endangered orchid and its shrinking home.

ERIC BENDICK is an Emmy-winning Storyteller, Director and Producer for Montana-based GRIZZLY CREEK FILMS. His work is motivated by an exploration of connectivity, conflict, intersection, and balance among the human and natural world. He’s led film expeditions to the Florida Everglades, the Grand Canyon, the Great Bear Rainforest, the Alaska Range, and to the farthest point from any road in Yellowstone National Park. His accolades include a Webby Award, a Wildscreen Panda Award and the Best Broadcast Feature Award from the International Wildlife Film Festival.

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    Conservation Photographer: Carlton Ward Jr.
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    Eric Bendick