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Photography with a purpose: bear witness to the Great Bear Rainforest

HRH The Prince of Wales’ Rainforest Project winning photographer Daniel Beltrá and Pultizer-Prize-winning National Geographic photographer Jack Dykinga will lead a Visionary Wild Photography Workshop based at King Pacific Lodge on the coast in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, from 5th to 12th September 2011. Local expert bear guides from the Gitga’at First Nation will lead the small group to photograph the rare white spirit bears – often referred to as the “panda” of British Columbia – numbering between 200 to 400 individuals, and naturalists will guide excursions by boat to photograph orcas, humpback whales, rainforest wolves, grizzly bears, and the stunning fjords and wilderness landscape. Named the number one resort in Canada by Condé Nast readers for three years running, the floating wilderness lodge is dedicated to sustainability and providing a high level of service and luxury in the midst of one of Earth’s last intact tracts of temperate coastal rainforest. Visionary Wild – a syndicate of photographic luminaries providing mentorship experiences for photographers – aims to capture the unparalleled beauty of this unique place and promote awareness of its sensitive environment. King Pacific Lodge will serve as luxury “basecamp” for the workshop, with its gourmet dining, spa, and team of attentive staff.  Included in the package are the photography workshop, expert wildlife guiding, daily boat services, all meals, all beverages, and round-trips from Vancouver to the lodge. A helicopter is also available for charter on site for those who wish to do aerial landscape photography. The prestigious G2 Gallery in Los Angeles has invited participants in this workshop to submit their work from the Great Bear Rainforest for an exclusive exhibition.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. I am sure that this is going to be a fantastic experience for everyone who will join this photography exploration in the BC.

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