Wild Wolves of BC with David Hemmings

We are excited to take you on a journey into the wilderness. Start the morning watching the sunrise over the snow peaked Niut Mountain Range across Eagle Lake. After breakfast be driven into the deep wilderness to your site, At your private and remote location, you will have the opportunity to photograph the elusive grey wolf. These are wild animals not in captivity. Each photographer, videographer or wolf viewer will be delegated to a blind on your own or some blinds hold two photographers. Some of the wolf packs and wolves in the area range from the reddish, golden color to light grey and white timber wolves to completely white and completely black Timber wolves. Sizes vary from 90 pounds to almost 200 pounds. Listen as the wolves howl and watch nature unfold before your eyes. You may also view other wildlife including bald eagles, ravens, golden eagle, moose, deer, mountain lion, fox, hare, wolverine as well as other wintering birds. Patience is required as the wolves are very wary and very smart.
We cannot guarantee wolf sightings each trip but the majority of our clients see and photograph one or more wolves during their adventure. It is possible that there are days between sightings.
There is a chance of not sighting wolves during your trip but we do everything possible to tip the odds in your favor of getting that once in a lifetime sighting and photo of a wild wolf. At days end, return back to the lodge watching the sun disappear behind the trees. Finish your day with a family style dinner, discuss events with new friends.

A feeling is worth a thousand pictures

Story and photography by Tim Irvin

We were deep in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada (about 500 miles northwest of Seattle), the home of the white spirit bear. Before us was what we had hoped for. The bear had accepted our presence and was now perched on a rock mid-stream scanning the creek for salmon. Her white fur was wet from overnight rain and steam rose from her back in the morning sun. It was like a scene from National Geographic television – only this was live.

Spirit bears (also known as Kermode bears) are an exceedingly rare sub-species of American black bear with a recessive genetic trait that makes their fur white. There are perhaps only 200 to 400 in existence and they are found only in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest. © Tim Irvin

Spirit bears (also known as Kermode bears) are an exceedingly rare sub-species of American black bear with a recessive genetic trait that makes their fur white. There are perhaps only 200 to 400 in existence and they are found only in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. © Tim Irvin

Our group of photographers and nature buffs was thrilled. Between snapping photos we glanced at each other – smiling widely, giving each other the thumbs up. We never could have imagined this exact scene beforehand, but the hope of being part of something like this was why we had come. Continue reading