When you spend time looking for wolves, most of the time you end up watching other things instead. On this evening, it was sandpipers. Semipalmated or Western? In the fading light, I couldn’t be sure, and it didn’t really matter. It was good enough to simply watch them wheel and swoop in unison, each bird exquisitely sensitive to its neighbour, each responding to the smallest flicker of a wing.
The pandemic has affected everyone. For us, it has meant that we have cancelled all our 2020 wolf expeditions and spirit bear tours. Leading these trips is a living for Marven […]
You may be aware of the tight connections between salmon, forests and bears. But have you ever thought about the connections between salmon and songbirds? Perhaps it’s time you did?
For years I longed to watch and photograph the elusive coastal wolf. For years all I managed were glimpses and a few blurry images. Those experiences only added to the […]
As the 2019 spirit bear season approached it seemed there was one question on everybody’s mind: would Ma’ah still be with us? Ma’ah is a white bear who is closing […]
I have read there have been more books written about wolves than any other species. There is something so compelling about them and, yet, they are also polarizing for people. […]
This is a photo of an American black bear checking out a remotely triggered camera in the Great Bear Rainforest. Thanks to Paul Nicklen for technical assistance with this one (i.e. teaching this buffoon the basics of how to use and maintain an underwater housing). There were many, many failures while trying to get this one shot. So many failures. Oh, so many failures…
This is Ma’ah. Her name means grandmother in the language of the local Tsimshian First Nations language. She is perhaps 18 years old, and she is a really special bear. […]
Hunting grizzly bears for sport was banned in British Columbia this April. But this is about a lot more than killing bears. I think it reflects the changing relationship people have with nature. One of the people who has helped push things in this direction is Charlie Russell. Sadly, Charlie died this week.
Are you nervous? Excited? On the edge of your seat? You should be. This is awesome. I’m about to give somebody a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest to see […]