Category: Hidden gem locations

How I Convinced Two Advancing Adult Grizzly Bears to Stand Down

A Close Call with a Pair of Grizzly Bears in Banff National Park      I had an interesting grizzly bear encounter on Thursday, June 27, 2018. My wife, Kazue, and I were backcountry camping at Norman Lake near Sunset

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Summer is my Slow Season for Photography Tours – But Why?

Summer is my Slow Season for Outdoor Photography Tours… But why?     Most people think that Summer in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, where I base my landscape photography tour business, would be absolutely hopping busy in the

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Polar Bear at Sunset in Churchill Manitoba

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Polar Bear Photography at Sunset in Churchill, Manitoba     Last Fall I was graciously given the opportunity to help lead the Polar Bear Photography Specialty tours in Churchill, Manitoba for Frontiers North Adventures.  It was a great a experience. 

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Marble Canyon in the Canadian Rockies in Kootenay National Park – Landscape Photography Location Profile

  Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park Location Profile   Marble Canyon is an easy objective to photograph in both the Summer and in the Winter.  Visit this location on a heavy overcast or snowy or rainy day.  However, this

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Pre Visualize the Perfect Landscape Photograph, then wait 22 years…

Rainbow over the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel An example of the classic technique:  Pre Visualize the Perfect Landscape Photograph and then relentlessly pursue it until you get it, Photographic Excellence achieved! Finding paradise I moved to Banff a few weeks after completing

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The Canadian Rockies Top Five Winter Landscape Photography Locations; Part 1 – Banff

The Canadian Rockies Top Five Winter Landscape Photography Locations Part 1 – Banff National Park        I can hear all the dyed in the wool veteran landscape photographers out there saying, “Who made you the authority on landscape

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The Canadian Rockies Big Five Wildlife Photography

The Canadian Rockies Big Five Wildlife Photography Photos The Canadian Rockies are known for spectacular wildlife photography.  Few photographers would probably disagree with that.  But, what is the trophy list of species that visiting photographers should seek out?  With my

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Location profile, Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park

Takakkaw Falls in  Yoho National Park Location Profile     Takakkaw Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada and it is a perfect destination to include in a landscape photography tour of the Canadian Rockies.  But, this location

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Guiding Polar Bear Wildlife Photography Tours. Another piece in the annual photography tour cycle filled!

Guiding Polar Bear Wildlife Photography Tours Another piece of the annual photo tour cycle filled!   It’s official, I’ll be guiding several polar bear wildlife photography speciality tours up in Churchill, Manitoba late this Fall for Frontiers North Adventures.  Yep,

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An Almost Free Sunrise Landscape Photography Tour in Banff National Park!?

Yes, it’s true.  Once a month I host an “almost free” sunrise photography meetup tour in Banff National Park.  Offering an almost free tour seems counter intuitive to running a photography business to make a living, doesn’t it?  And, at first

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