Colin Ruggiero is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Missoula, Montana. He received his M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking from the Discovery Network’s Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program in 2005 and since then has produced a variety of award-winning independent films and shorts for both broadcast and independent release and shot for National Geographic, Discovery, and the BBC, among many others. His love of the ocean led to his award-winning 2014 film, “Exuma,” about the Bahamas, as well as underwater cinematography work for clients such as the Bahamas National Trust, The Canadian Film Board, The Mexican Board of Tourism and National Geographic Wild. His main passion is for the natural world and, in addition to his other film and photo work, he creates an ongoing series of short videos about shooting timelapses called, “Chasing Light,” for the State of Montana and is a filmmaking instructor at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography where he teaches workshops for their Professional Intensive program.