Lynx & Winter Animals,British Columbia, Canada
2024: Feb. 13-21, Feb.22-Mar.01, Mar 02-10
2025: Feb 13-21, Feb. 22-Mar.01, Mar 02-10
2026: Feb 13- 21, Feb 22-Mar 01, Mar 02-10
Price $6850 USD 8 Nights (7 days in the field) Deposit $1500 USD
Private room included.
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. This is a true wilderness experience and is recommended for those with a passion for nature and the outdoors and the required patience that this can entail.
After breakfast be driven into the deep wilderness to your site, At your private and remote location, you will have the opportunity to photograph amazing BC wildlife. These are wild animals not held in captivity. Each participant will be set in their own blind daily.
Lynx are varied in coloring, with males slightly larger than females. You may also view other wildlife including bald eagles, fisher, coyotes and and unique looking fox.
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.
Includes meals at Eagle Bear Lodge lodge, hotel nights prior and end day, travel throughout the workshop. Does not include flights to destination Williams Lake, British Columbia Canada. Includes wine or beer with dinners.
EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING RENTALS AVAILABLE
Flight arrival to Williams Lake, BC Canada. A short flight from Vancouver, BC airport.
Pick up at Williams Lake Airport and drive to Eagle Bear Lodge (2.5 hours) driving over the Fraser River and over the mountains to our destination. Check in and discuss the week's events and what to expect. Each person will be staying in a wood log cabin with heaters and a wood stove. Meals are served at the main lodge daily.
After breakfast head out to your blind, returning in the evening for dinner and relaxation by the fireplace. Early pick up from your blind is available. Take a day for winter landscapes and other winter wildlife photo action.
Return to the airport, return flights to be booked in the afternoon or evening.
This winter workshop requires cold climate weather clothing -10C- to -40C. Each blind has a propane heater.
Returning to main log cabin in the evenings. Internet available. Cell service is not available. You will be situated in a non-hunting area. Each blind will be given a communication device.
We will supply you with a full list of clothing and equipment requirements upon signing up.
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING
Bring whichever camera body that you use, a backup is a good idea in the extreme cold.
Bring extra batteries as the cold drains them faster. Keep your extra batteries in your coat pocket with a hand warmer to keep them charged longer.
Lenses to bring include 100-500, 150-600, 200-500.
The varied focal length ranges of these zoom lenses will make your image making more enjoyable.
Minimum 500mm or 600mm lens, 800mm with tele-converter and/or a crop sensor body.
Digital cards, back up hard drive and laptop - internet at the lodge.
Clothing and accessories:
The temperatures can be very cold while photographing from the blinds and it is not uncommon to be faced with wind factors making it even colder. It is very important to be properly prepared with the right clothing as follows.
Warm under layers, merino wool is excellent, avoid cotton.
A second layer of fleece or wool, top and bottoms. Two layers of socks, merino wool and -30C socks.
An outer layer of down filled parka and pants. Temperatures can be from 1C to -25C . There will be a propane heater in your blind, should you get cold.
Buy the boots rated for the coldest climates you can find. Here is a link to some good brands such as Cabelas and Baffin.
A balaclava is highly recommended to keep your face from the cold and wind.
Cold temperature gloves and or a mitten glove combo. Merino wool thin gloves.
Hand and toe warmers. These are the small packets that fit in pockets in the heat 3 gloves and in the end of your boots for toe warmth. Merino wool thin gloves and another pair of gloves or mittens to warm up your hands.
warm wool toque to use in conjunction with your hood on the parka.
Sunglasses, plastic or another material not to freeze in the cold. Hand and feet warmers.
An amazing experience to photograph lynx in the wild. An excellent time and experience, thank you! D. Mills.
This was not my first workshop with Dave. All workshops have been outstanding exceeding my expectations! Great instruction, great subjects, and entertaining. What more could a photographer ask for? S. Barger.
You were right. It was worth enduring the cold weather of Canada to photograph coyotes, wolves and bald eagles. Thanks again for the excellent time on the workshop.
Wow, what a cool adventure and photo experience this was! I highly recommend David and Jennifer Hemmings as they were perfect hosts and took us into the wilderness of BC where we saw and photographed the Lynx.