Location | Cariboo Region, British Columbia, Canada
Dates | June 5th - 9th SOLD OUT
June 12th - 16th SOLD OUT
June 19th - 23rd SOLD OUT
Group Size | Each trip has a maximum group size of 5 participants
Instructors | Jess Findlay and Connor Stefanison
Fee | $3995 CAD (All Inclusive)
All 2017 trips are now sold out. To be put on the wish list for 2018, please register below.
Join myself and Connor Stefanison in the heart of British Columbia, for an exciting five days of nature photography! Using low, stable boats, we'll explore arguably the province's best lake for photographing Common Loons. Many approachable breeding pairs call this place home each spring and summer. Along with photographing loons and their adorable chicks, we'll also spend time with the lake's multiple pairs of Red-necked Grebes and Bonaparte's Gulls. The action isn't limited to our time on the water - more Red Foxes live here than in any other part of British Columbia. Uniquely coloured "cross foxes" are commonly seen and can be photographed at natural den sites. We will have the opportunity to photograph the world's largest owl - the Great Grey Owl - which breeds in the area. Warblers, flycatchers, bluebirds, tanagers, vireos, woodpeckers and so many more also make use of countless acres of intact mixed forest adjacent to the lake. Exploring ponds and marshes, we'll enjoy close encounters with two of the most beautiful waterbirds in North America: Ruddy Duck and Eared Grebe.
When we aren't photographing, our beautiful lakeside accommodation will be the perfect place to rest, review images, and enjoy the spring weather.
Why choose us?
Collectively, we have more than 15 years of experience photographing nature. Both of our backgrounds in biology have lead to an indepth understanding of the subjects in which we photograph. Growing up in British Columbia, we have travelled extensively here over the course of several years for the purpose of nature photography. Our local knowledge proves invaluable in locating the area's wildlife and being in the right place at the right time.
Connor has lead private tours and group workshops throughout British Columbia. I guide nature
photography tours and workshops throughout Alaska, British Columbia, Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador.
- Two leaders means you will receive more one-on-one instruction.
- Our workshops take place in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere.
- Many months living in the area have allowed us to be extremely experienced in locating the wildlife. This ensures that you are in the best place at the best time to capture the best possible images.
- We are committed to providing you with the greatest possible workshop experience.
- Not only does this workshop offer unparalleled opportunities to photograph sought-after loons, our knowledge of the area will allow us to photograph an assortment of other exciting subjects.
- The majority of our locations offer tolerant birds, allowing you to exercise your creative abilities.
- Known for our unique, eye-catching images, we can help hone your photographic eye.
- Our advertised images were taken at the workshop sites.
- We rarely, if ever, spend time photographing during the workshop, concentrating solely on assisting you.
- 5 days of photography
- 4 nights lodging
- Coffee and Tea
- Unlimited expert photographic instruction and guiding in the field
- Post-processing lessons, image reviews and presentations mid-day
- Boat transportation on the lake
Cost does not include...
- Transportation to and from the workshop from your place of origin
- Alcoholic beverages
- Trip insurance (we recommend that you acquire this)
Notes about the accommodations...
- Our lodging is unable to accept smokers
- One private room suitable for a couple is available
- Main accommodations for other 3 participants is shared occupancy with private sleeping quarters and a shared washroom
If you wish to register for this workshop, please provide your details in the form on the right. If you have any questions, please include them in the message portion of the form.
To reserve your space, a non-refundable deposit is required. Once I've received your registration form, I will email you with details regarding how to send your deposit. I will also send a waiver and confidentiality agreement, which you will be required to read and sign. It can be mailed to me, or alternatively, copies can be brought to the workshop.
With the welfare of the lake, its inhabitants - both wildlife and people - in mind, the exact location of this workshop is revealed once the deposit has been received and a confidentiality agreement has been signed.