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2021 – Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen Photography Holiday

May 18 - May 26

  • Grizzly Bears

    of the Khutzeymateen

    Join David & Pui Hang to capture images of the coastal Grizzly Bears in their natural environment of the Khutzeymateen Wilderness.

    A lodge located within this unique conservancy & Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, is home & gateway to viewing the Grizzly Bears in their natural & unspoiled wilderness area.

    18th - 26th May 2021

    £6999 per participant

    Last Place Available - £1700 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 2 participants - last place available..

    Bookings close: February 22, 2020

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    Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen - £6999 per participant

    18th - 26th May 2021
    £6999 per participant
    last place available.
    £6999 per participant - last place available.
  • The lush, green Khutzeymateen Valley is a globally-unique wilderness treasure to be found on the northern coast of British Columbia. The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is the only grizzly bear sanctuary in Canada & is located within the planet’s only remaining coastal temperate rain forest. A spectacular fjord has carved a valley within the snow-tipped mountainous landscape & the stunning river estuary is the perfect habitat for grizzly bears & a wide variety of other wildlife.
    Over the course of this amazing 8 night/9 day photography holiday, you will have the opportunity to photograph a wide variety of wildlife, including bald eagle, black bear, grizzly bear, humpback whale, killer whale, orca, wolf in their natural environment, giving you the chance to capture both wide-angle images & frame filling images. We have chosen our location & activities carefully to give you the best possible photography experience, with 5-6 hours at least per day spent photographing the Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen Sanctuary & other wildlife, you should leave the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary with a selection of awesome images to add to your photographic portfolio.
    Group size is extremely limited, book your place today!
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of wild bears in their environment, in Canada, during the Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 8 night/9 day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £6999 per participant.
    Join NaturesLens on a 8 night/9 day photography experience without parallel, based in the heart of the Khutzeymateen Valley, on a floating lodge, this photography holiday includes a week packed with photographic opportunities in the estuary of the Khutzeymateen Valley, British Columbia.
    You will have the opportunity to capture images of the impressive Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen Sanctuary as they move through & feast upon the sedge grass that gives this Bear Sanctuary such a distinctive look, you will photograph bears as they swim within the estuary, spend time capturing images of bear families as they come to the water’s edge; all the time photographing from the boats that take us out into the channels that surround the lodge & up the valley carved into the snow-tipped mountainous landscape.
    The wildlife, paired with dramatic snow-tipped mountains, salmon-filled creeks, glacier-fed water channels & more, ensures that there is no other setting & subject pairing for photography quite like this. Throughout the trip you will have abundant opportunities to capture in the environment & frame filling images of the Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen plus much more.
    David & Pui Hang, the co-founders of NaturesLens, will ensure that you are in an optimum position from which to capture both frame filling & wider images, highlighting the behaviour of the various species that you will encounter within the outstanding landscape which surrounds them.
    The schedule for this trip has been designed to allow you to make the most of the photography opportunities available in the Khutzeymateen Bear Sanctuary – you will return with images of the wildlife that lives on & adjacent to unique wilderness treasure; images of a wide variety of wildlife that makes their home within the valley, but course the bears as they go about their every-day life in the Khutzeymateen Bear Sanctuary.
    This is a photography holiday designed & led by photographers for photographers to ensure that every element of the experience enables you to achieve photographs that you will be proud to add to your portfolio; photography assistance & guidance is provided by David & Pui Hang on an as-needed basis.
    Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!
    Photographable Species: bald eagle, black bear, grizzly bear, humpback whale, killer whale, orca, wolf

    Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    arrive prince rupert

    day 2

    transfer to khutzeymateen wilderness lodge & photography within the khutzeymateen wilderness

    day 3

    photography within the khutzeymateen wilderness

    day 4

    photography within the khutzeymateen wilderness

    day 5

    photography within the khutzeymateen wilderness

    day 6

    photography within the khutzeymateen wilderness

    day 7

    photography within the khutzeymateen wilderness

    day 8

    transfer from khutzeymateen wilderness lodge to prince rupert airport

  • 25%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a shared basis
    • Airport Transfers
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas
    • Flights between Tokyo & Hokkaido

    What our clients say

    • Mark - Japan - February 2018

      At no point did I have to wait for any guidance or assistance, which was freely and generously given.

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 18th - 26th May 2021 & costs £6999 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £1700 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you bring along an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, & your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. If the longest lens you own is a 300mm lens but you have a 1.4x or 2.0 extender this would also be suitable. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some bears in the environment shots.

    You should also pack a monopod and/or beanbag to steady your camera while you are on the boat.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm while you are on the boat. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head in case it is windy.

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 2 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen Photography Holiday Summary

    The Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen photography holiday is a photography holiday of 8 night/9 day duration, that costs £6999 per participant

    & takes place in the Khutzeymateen Wilderness in Canada, between the dates of 18th - 26th May 2021. It is ideal for photographing bald eagle, black bear, grizzly bear, humpback whale, killer whale, orca, wolf & more. This photography holiday is led by David & Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 2 participants & a maximum of 2, plus David & Pui Hang. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Prince Rupert. Transfers between Prince Rupert & the Khutzeymateen Wilderness are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £1700 to secure a place.

    Grizzly Bears of the Khutzeymateen Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £1700 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: February 18th, 2021*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: February 22nd, 2020.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    NaturesLens Ltd is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with The Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with NaturesLens Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.
    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Ltd.  This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    18th - 26th May 2021
    £6999 per participant
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    the Khutzeymateen Wilderness, British Columbia Canada


    David Miles
    Pui Hang Miles