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How One Filmmaker Is Using His Camera 'To Inspire Others To Fall In Love With The Wild'

03/03/2015 05:10 pm ET | Updated Mar 03, 2015

Nat Geo WILD's second annual "Wild To Inspire" short film competition is underway. The contest is looking for the next generation of wildlife filmmakers as documentaries like 2013's "Blackfish" and last year's "Virunga" have captivated audiences concerned with the growing perils our planet faces.

The Huffington Post is featuring each of the four finalists selected, and the winner will be announced in March. All of the films showcase stunning images of the wild world around us in line with this year's theme: Destination Wild. Filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade's short, "Adapt," features incredible cinematography demonstrating how nature has become his "salvation."

"The minute I picked up a camera, that's when I found my voice," he says in his film. "If nature was my savor, then photography was my soulmate."

"My life's passion is to use my camera to inspire others to fall in love with the wild, the same way that I have," DeAndrade said.

Take a look at his submission above, which includes an intense encounter with a bison and some shots of pure bliss only found when you're at the mercy of Mother Nature.

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