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Lose Yourself in the Exquisite Beauty of the Alaskan Wilderness

American conservationist Bob Marshall believed that the enjoyment of nature is essential to human happiness. He began rousing other natural resource activists and outdoor enthusiasts in 1930, when his piece, “The Problem of the Wilderness,” was published in Scientific Monthly. Committed to protecting the nation’s wildlands, Marshall gathered these spirited individuals and founded The Wilderness Society in 1935. Still active today, the organization fights to preserve “that extremely minor fraction of outdoor America which yet remains free from mechanical sights and sounds and smell.”

With Bob Marshall’s poetic words as your guide, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness with this stunning short film by filmmaker Tom Welsh. Follow Tom Welsh on Vimeo and Instagram.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.