Kevin McCarey (www.kevinmccarey.com) is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose films have been shown on the National Geographic Channel, PBS, NBC, and the Turner Networks. He is also a published author. Raised in New York's Hudson Valley, Kevin McCarey attended SUNY Maritime College. During the Vietnam War, he served as a deck officer aboard merchant ships carrying "booze and bombs" to the war zone. These misadventures are recounted in Oceans Apart: The Wanderings of a Young Mariner. Later, McCarey took a job as boat captain of a research vessel in Puerto Rico. There he took part in the efforts to stop the bombing of Culebra. This led to work as an oceanographer on a variety of expeditions from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific. Since 1996, McCarey has traveled the world for National Geographic Television and Films. He has written, directed, and supervised and/or produced some eighteen films on subjects ranging from giant squid to the lions of the Kalahari. He also teaches filmmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design.