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Spirit Bears of the Great Bear Rainforest
Update 7/12/18 - Please Note: This year’s workshop is sold out, but we do have a waiting list. Subscribe to our mailing list or join our Facebook group to be notified as soon as future workshops are announced! I still get excited thinking about my trip last year to the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. I'm going back this October with a very small group of photographers (5max) for the wildlife photography adventure of a lifetime. Join Us! Forgive yourself if your first Spirit bear photographs turn out a bit blurry. That’s because it’s almost impossible not to tremble with excitement the first time you witness a Spirit bear materialize from dark, dense, moss draped old growth. Instantly, you understand why the First Nations peoples of the area also refer to this magnificent creature as the Ghost Bear. Everything about Spirit Bears is special. They are one of the rarest bears on earth, with perhaps 300 in existence, no one knows for sure. They reside only in the pristine environs of the Great Bear Rainforest of coastal British Columbia, the largest temperate rainforest left on the planet. Neither a polar bear nor an albino, science explains Spirit bears as the product of rare recessive genes. But to the First Nations peoples of the area they are sacred symbols, Ghost Bears, their unique coloration the result of an ancient bargain made with wise Raven to remind us of an age when the world was covered with ice and snow. Opportunities to photograph Spirit bears are almost as rare as the animals themselves. Most of the time, they lead solitary lives deep inside inaccessible rainforests. But for a few weeks each autumn, spawning salmon coax them to gather along coastal streams where they feast on Mother Nature’s annual abundance. Access to these areas is under the control of the local First Nations peoples like the Gitga’at. Practically speaking, the only reasonable chance of seeing and photographing Spirit bears in the wild is to join an organized trip sanctioned by a local First Nations group. We've worked out a partnership with Gitga’at guide and community leader, Marven Robinson, that allows 5 lucky photographers to participate in a wildlife photography adventure of a lifetime. Seize the opportunity. Important to know: Only 5 Spaces Available Details & Sign Up: https://artofseeing.com/spirit-bears Cost: $5500, $1500 deposit required to reserve your spot

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201 Cow Bay Rd · Prince Rupert, bc

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    Welcome fellow image makers! This group is all about becoming better photographers by practicing, sharing and learning more about our common passion. Join us as we explore the greater Los Angeles area and beyond through photowalks, gallery tours, group photoshoots, guest speakers and more. We're always in need of new ideas, so if you have an idea for a photo related event, let's make it happen together!

    It's an amazing time to be a photographer with technology facilitating and driving artistic vision. Some of our events will be centered around specific equipment or techniques but we will also devote much of our time to understanding the creative process and practical ways to develop 'the photographer's eye', or as I like to call it, The Art of Seeing. So whether your focus is nature, street life, travel, architecture, fashion, fine art or something else, let's have some fun sharing our interests and learning new things with others that have been bitten by the photo bug!

    Cheers,

    Ken Lee

    For more information, please visit: http://artofseeing.com or contact Ken: ken@artofseeing.com!

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