Lynx, Wild Wolves & Winter Animals,
British Columbia, Canada
An amazing experience to photograph wolves 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 wild wolf photo workshop.
It was an amazing experience!
Dates: -9 Nights
FEB. 17-25.2020 (sold out) / FEB.26-MAR. 05, 2020 (2 spots)
FEB. 17-25 2021 (3 spots)/ email@example.com
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 the elusive grey wolf. These are wild animals not in captivity. These wolves do not have collars and are truly wild. 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, bobcat, lynx, fischers and fox, deer, moose or even owls when on route to your location. 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. and it is also possible to see them every day, it is nature.
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. Remember there are also opportunities to see and photograph lynx, fox, coyote, moose and bald eagles.
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.
Price $6850 USD per person Deposit: $2000 (Final payments due 60 days prior to workshop date) CDN$8,firstname.lastname@example.org Deposit $2,480CDN includes GST tax. Clothing and tripod rentals are available.
Includes meals at wolf lodge, hotel nights prior and end day, travel throughout the workshop. Does not include flights to destination Williams Lake, British Columbia Canada., alcoholic beverages or personal gifts, items.
Flight arrival to Williams Lake, BC Canada. A short flight from Vancouver, BC airport. www.flycma.com Be sure to arrange afternoon or late morning flights into Williams Lake due to early morning fog.
Shuttle to the wolf lodge (2.5 hours) driving over the Fraser River and over the mountains to our destination. Check into Eagle Bear Lodge 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 wolf 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 for hand holding include, 100-400, 80-400, 150-600, 200-500, etc.
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.
At night photograph the aurora, northern lights, wide angle lens.
Digital cards, back up hard drive and laptop - internet at the lodge. Hard drive.
Clothing and accessories:
The temperatures can be very cold while photographing the wolves 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. We recommend the Heat 3 Gloves www.coolphotographygear.com Be sure to enter HEMMINGS as the referral code and we will provide you with 10 free hand warmers. 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.