Awards & Exhibits

The cover of The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim book


Pete’s latest film, Into the Grand Canyon, is now streaming on Disney+. His book The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim that accompanied the project won the “trifecta” of outdoor book awards. See below for more of Pete’s past award-winning projects.

Grand Canyon Project

Holy (un)Holy River

Delta Dawn

Chasing Water


Emmy Nomination - Best Nature Documentary



Emmy Nomination - Best Nature Documentary


Photography & Writing

Gold and Bronze

Lowell Thomas Award 2014 by North American Travel Journalism for overall excellence in photography and finalist in writing.


Lowell Thomas Award 2013 by Society of American Travel Writers for “Granny Diaries,” a feature story on family and Mexico for National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

Listed as a “Fresh water Hero"

By the National Geographic Society for ongoing work on water.

Chasing Water Exhibit

Colorado River, Rockewell Museum, New York 2015/16.

National Geographic’s Greatest Photographs of The American West

Museum exhibit/book, 2012.

Washington DC Fotoweek

First Place- Best Conservation Photography Series 2010, 2011.

Washington DC Fotoweek

Second Place – Best Commercial Series 2010.

Visa Pour L’Image 2011

Colorado River Presentation, Perpignan, France.

“Extreme” Group Show

The Annenburg Space for Photography – Los Angeles, CA.

Salt Lake City Public Library

Colorado River Photo Exhibit 2012.

National Conservation Training Center

West Virginia – Colorado River Photo Exhibit 2011.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Colorado River Photo Exhibit 2011.

Pictures of the Year International – Award of Excellence

Sports Action 2007

Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists

Stanford University 2006-2007.

Communications Arts


The Society of Professional Journalists

1998, 1999, 2000.