Journey to the Khutzeymateen

I’m on my way to one of the most wonderful places in Canada, the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, where I will be joining Brad Hill of Natural Art Images. This pristine estuary has provided me with some of the most memorable Grizzly Bear experiences (and photos).

 

Blowing Bubbles

Located off the Coast of British Columbia The Khutzeymateen is officially known by many different names including: Khutzeymateen Provincial Park, Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary, Khutzeymateen Inlet Conservancy, Khutzeymateen Inlet West Conservancy, or for those of us that like to use slang – the “Khutz”. The Khutzeymateen is a provincial park located off the coast of British Columbia established in 1994 and covers over 44,000 hectares of land. This park is only accessible by water, and only two operators hold permits to bring guests into the park. This makes it a very unique place to photograph Grizzly Bears, as you are one of under 200 people that get to visit the park that year. And when you are taking photographs you don’t have to worry about a dozen tour buses showing up and hundreds of people crowding in next to you.

 

Given the remoteness of the Khutzeymateen, it makes the photos that you get really unique. This year I’m hoping to focus on getting more shots of animals in their environment. The landscapes in this area are stunning, and I don’t think in the past two years I have really walked away with enough shots showing the Grizzly Bears in this pristine and beautiful area. However at the end of the day, we can only walk away with what the bears decide to give us. If they don’t want to swim, then we won’t get any swimming shots, and same goes for animalscapes.

 

Battle of the Beasts

Whatever the Grizzly Bears decide to give us, whether its swimming, walking, eating, fighting, or even mating, I’m sure that I will come away with some really great images. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to spend 7 days with two different groups of 6 other people and getting the opportunity to meet new people, and hopefully even meet some new bears. For images that I have taken over the past two years, visit my Khutzeymateen Gallery . Trips for 2018 are already sold out, but if you would like to get your name on the priority booking list for 2019, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca for more information. Stay tuned to my Recent Photos and Khutzeymateen Gallery for the images and stories from my 2017 adventure.

I’m on my way to one of the most wonderful places in Canada, the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, where I will be joining Brad Hill of Natural Art Images. This pristine estuary has provided me with some of the most memorable Grizzly Bear experiences (and photos).

 

Blowing Bubbles

Located off the Coast of British Columbia The Khutzeymateen is officially known by many different names including: Khutzeymateen Provincial Park, Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary, Khutzeymateen Inlet Conservancy, Khutzeymateen Inlet West Conservancy, or for those of us that like to use slang – the “Khutz”. The Khutzeymateen is a provincial park located off the coast of British Columbia established in 1994 and covers over 44,000 hectares of land. This park is only accessible by water, and only two operators hold permits to bring guests into the park. This makes it a very unique place to photograph Grizzly Bears, as you are one of under 200 people that get to visit the park that year. And when you are taking photographs you don’t have to worry about a dozen tour buses showing up and hundreds of people crowding in next to you.

 

Given the remoteness of the Khutzeymateen, it makes the photos that you get really unique. This year I’m hoping to focus on getting more shots of animals in their environment. The landscapes in this area are stunning, and I don’t think in the past two years I have really walked away with enough shots showing the Grizzly Bears in this pristine and beautiful area. However at the end of the day, we can only walk away with what the bears decide to give us. If they don’t want to swim, then we won’t get any swimming shots, and same goes for animalscapes.

 

Battle of the Beasts

Whatever the Grizzly Bears decide to give us, whether its swimming, walking, eating, fighting, or even mating, I’m sure that I will come away with some really great images. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to spend 7 days with two different groups of 6 other people and getting the opportunity to meet new people, and hopefully even meet some new bears. For images that I have taken over the past two years, visit my Khutzeymateen Gallery . Trips for 2018 are already sold out, but if you would like to get your name on the priority booking list for 2019, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca for more information. Stay tuned to my Recent Photos and Khutzeymateen Gallery for the images and stories from my 2017 adventure.