More Than Just Parks

A new set of stunning videos showcases our national parks.


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Jim Pattiz and his brother Will are on a journey to visually document our national parks. The brothers are media professionals with a passion for the outdoors, and they decided to put that passion to work in the some of America’s most beautiful places. 

Their first film is the visual celebration that results when talented filmakers spend a month of filming in Olympic National Park:

The second takes us to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The brothers say that they chose Great Smoky Mountains because of its extraordinary display of fall colors, its incredibly diverse wildlife population, and its importance as the most visited national park in the country:

They plan to create short films for each of the 59 U.S. National Parks with the hope that it will “encourage folks to get out there and have a one-of-a-kind experience of their own in our national parks.”

Earthjustice shares the brothers’ love for America’s special places. We have worked for years to protect Olympic and other national parks. We also share their hope that folks will take a moment soon to experience the natural beauty that is protected by our national parks system.

You can follow the brothers’ developing journey at

Chris Jordan-Bloch is a photographer and filmmaker for Earthjustice. He uses videos, photos, audio and words to tell the stories of Earthjustice and the people and places we fight to protect.