Seattle, WA, United States
Hayes Baxley joined the film industry on an expedition to climb into the Santiaguito Volcano in Guatemala with a group of volcanologists for National Geographic. In the last five years he has worked as a producer and cinematographer in National Geographic’s Natural History Unit, filming adventure expeditions and wildlife across the world from Arctic foxes in Svalbard to sailfish in Mexico to transient killer whales along the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Most recently, he spent more than two years producing and shooting a documentary on marine predators for National Geographic, and recently relocated to Seattle to continue his work as a cinematographer.
With years of experience shooting on the industry’s top broadcast cameras and underwater cameras his work has taken him to many extreme environments around the world. From working in deadly cold temperatures in the mountains to 50 feet down on a coral reef, he enjoys the challenges of these shooting conditions. Feel free to contact him more about shoots, rates, producing, equipment, logistics, or any other questions.