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Khutzeymateen Grizzlies Photo Workshop
Great Bear Rainforest British Columbia, Canada


2024 June 04- 10.2024 -7 nights boat back from bear lodge to PR June 11.

2025 June 09 -15, 2025- 6 nights (Bear Lodge 10th)

Price: $8995 USD includes single supplement: Deposit: $2000 USD per person

 Includes Conservation fees, permits. 

Price Year 2024: $8,995 USD- Arrival Prince Rupert June 04.- June 05-June 10-Grizzlies, on the11th Prince Rupert return to Vancouver. Balance due March 2024.

This private adventure with David Hemmings is a custom itinerary for our group to the Khutzeymateen Bear Sanctuary / Great Bear Rainforest to ensure the most productive and incredible bear photo experience. Stay in a unique floating lodge with private rooms and modern eco friendly facilities. Our itinerary is custom to ensure we have the most time, best light, most comfort with 4-5 photographers only in two zodiac boats with our guides. To photograph these incredible bears, special permits and licenses to operate in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary and area inlets are required. This grizzly bear photo workshop is home to over 60 grizzly bears, mother and cubs and male grizzlies.

Be one of only a few allowed to photograph these amazing bears in the Khutzeymateen!

 During September, we photograph a variety of grizzly bears eating salmon with fall landscapes, drop backs of yellows, greens and the changing colors of fall. With over 60 grizzlies protected in this conservancy, they are well habituated to being photographed and have been in the area for many years.  Grizzly males, females and grizzly cubs are also living amongst other wildlife we may photograph including coastal wolves, black bears, sea lions, seals, dolphins, whales. Discover wildlife estuaries and other river inlets to photograph grizzlies fishing for salmon along with other coastal wildlife and landscapes. There are amazing backdrops with a variety of blue waters, and greens. In June, take photos of young cubs with bright greens, blue waters and fresh sedge grasses and spring wild flowers.

This is an exclusive adventure and we will be the only ones at the lodge.

We have two 22 foot Zodiacs for our use (4 photogs per boat).

At the floating lodge there are 10 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. To ensure During the day you get on board our zodiac and photograph wildlife within river inlets and return to the lodge for a break and lunch and then head out again for bear photography. We are in the boats 6 hours per day but can adjust our time based on the photo opportunities.   Questions?

Price includes professional photo instruction, lodging, meals, Prince Rupert hotel, float plane, transport to grizzly bear floating lodge in the Khutzeymateen Conservancy, conservation costs and taxes. Not included Flights to Prince Rupert, tips and gifts. Other expenses outside of workshop dates.

Vancouver Hotel in the airport Fairmont, shuttle - Four Points Sheraton and Pacific Gateway Hotels are all near the Vancouver Airport  ( $ not included)

Fly into Vancouver (YVR)  and then take the Air Canada flight to Prince Rupert (YPR)  Flights not included ($) Arrival Prince Rupert and return

Day 1: Check into the Prince Rupert Prestige Hotel - Overnight included. Welcome dinner.

Day 2: Transport to Seal Cove- 8am -transport to the floating lodge - grizzly bear photography after getting checked in. Grizzly bear photography in the estuaries by zodiac. Enjoy days of grizzly bears, nature, wildlife photography and photo instruction.

 Return back to Prince Rupert to fly out on the Air Canada flight back to Vancouver.

Arrive Vancouver - fly Vancouver to home, you may need to overnight in Vancouver (YVR). 

Flights not included.  Please note itinerary may be subject to change based on weather conditions. Questions

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Alaska Fishing Bears

"The experience photographing bears from a boat was fantastic. I typically rate my trips on how many photos I take, I came home with over 14,000 photos of bears, eagles and beautiful  landscape. So I give this a triple thumbs up---Excellent trip, hosts and experience!!! " I. Hernandez

"My expectations were nicely met. Mother with three cubs was a highlight" G. Benjamin

"The natural beauty of the place cannot be disputed. David's presentation before heading out was helpful to try to visualize the settings we might encounter. "

T. Buonomo

"I enjoyed the location and the variety of wildlife. I really enjoyed the small group and David as the workshop leader". L. Cronquist

"I loved the pre-trip, we got to photograph a coyote on the kill and a black bear prior to the grizzly bears on the river. Excellent bear photo workshop experience"

T. Jones

"Eagle Bear Lodge has one of the most beautiful settings that could be imagined with a beautiful mountain reflected in a stunning glacier-colored lake.  G. Scalzo

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