My experience of photographing the Ice Grizzlies of the Yukon could very easily read like one of those early childhood ‘what I did in my holidays’ essays. “I got up & then I got on a coach. I went to the airport & flew in a big plane to a place called Vancouver. I got into another, smaller plane & went to Whitehorse. It was snowy & cold. The next day I got in an even smaller plane & went to a place called Dawson City. It was a Sunday; everything was closed. I stayed in a hotel & then we got in a helicopter. Then we saw bears & a wolf. Then we came home”.
We have been able to get some dates for a return to the Ice Bears of the Yukon, this is the photography holiday for the Grizzlies of Bear Cave Mountain – our original trip took place during 2018, & sold out instantly; demand for places at Grizzly Bear Photography at Bear Cave Mountain is very high as only around 24 people get to spend time at the location each year!
Although the 2018 trip to photograph the Ice Bears is already full – there is a possibility of us running the Ice Bears of the Yukon photography workshop again in 2019 or 2020, as with the 2018 trip there will only be a tiny number of places available, if you would be interested in joining one or other of us on this photography workshop deep in the wilds of the Yukon, then get in touch & we can send you details.
The itinerary & dates would be very similar to the 2018 trip, so view the event page for those details – we will likely have to get a booking in at least 18 months – 2 years in advance, the window for this type of photography of the Ice Bears is a matter of only a few weeks.
We are pleased to announce a new photography holiday for October 2018, head to a remote river in the Yukon with us in October 2018 for our new 12 day Ice Bears of the Yukon Photography Holiday, we will transport you in by helicopter to a remote camp on the bank of a beautiful frozen river – the specific conditions & sub-zero temperatures in & around this river transform the endemic grizzlies into ice bears, as their fur becomes frozen & frosted; completely changing their appearance as photography subjects.
We can virtually guarantee that you will return from this trip with a portfolio stuffed to the brim with fantastic images of adult bears, their behaviour, the landscape & more besides.
NaturesLens invites wildlife photography enthusiasts on a journey to a national park in the Yukon region, Canada’s wildest & most unspoilt territory, to capture awe-inspiring images of the native grizzly bears as they feed on spawning salmon. This natural wonder only occurs for six weeks of the year, so the lucky few who get to witness this event will take home memories to treasure for years to come.
All internal transfers, accommodation & meals at the camp are included to make things as straightforward & enjoyable for you as possible. The location of the base for the trip can only be accessed by helicopter, & we also include this exciting experience in the price of the trip which offers you another unique view of the landscape.
The nature of the trip means group sizes must be kept small to allow for the best possible experience for photographer & animal alike, so booking early is essential.
This trip is on the web site now, priced at £8499, however, we only have space for 2 photographers to join our exclusive group – the dates of which are 4th – 12th August 2018.
Ice Bears of the Yukon Availability Update
This photography tour is now full, should you wish to participate in a future scheduling of the Ice Bears Of The Yukon Photographic Holiday, please contact us here & we can add your name to our waiting list.