Travel

Nov 14th

2014

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Hudson Bay Polar Bears

 

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In a couple days I’ll be on a small plane heading towards Wapusk National Park on Hudson Bay, Cape Churchill to be exact, to live on the tundra buggies for 8 nights and spend my days with Polar Bears and Arctic Fox. I’m thrilled. It’s the first of several bear trips I’m doing over the coming year. I’ve also chartered the Ocean Light II again later in 2015, and will be in the Khutzeymateen with the grizzlies and the Great Bear Rainforest looking for the kermode, or Spirit Bear.  My time among the grizzlies in the Khutz last year was some of the most intimate experiences I’ve had with the wild, and I’ve fallen in love with the bears, especially.

For the curious, here’s my rough packing list:

Canada Goose Parka
Canada Goose Bibs
Light down jacket
Long merino top (2)
Long merino bottoms (2)
Socks (5)
Underwear (5)
Merino T (2)
Gloves (thick)
Gloves (thin)
Icebreaker toques (2)
Keen boots
Pants (2)
Shirts (3)

Gitzo Tripod
GuraGear Beanbags (2)
Nikon D800 and D7100
6 Batteries / Chargers
SD cards
300/2.8
200-400/4.0
16-35/4.0
70-200/2.8
2x convertor
filters / shutter release
Laptop / charger / sd reader
iphone / charger
ipod / headphones
Headlamp, Oh Shit Kit (repairs, etc)

All packed into a large North Face Base Camp Duffle, GuraGear Bataflae, and GuraGear Chobe.

I will be back around the 28th. During that time I’ll be completely off the grid and my team is taking that chance to do a bunch of maintenance and under-the-hood upgrades to this site, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see me, and if strange things happen here for about 12 days.

As promised, I’ve done the draw for the Artifact Uprising gift certificate and the [Signature] Prints. The winner of the $100 gift card is long-time reader Tom Kostes,  and the winner of my prints is Brooke Reynolds. Thanks to everyone for being part of such a great community.

See you in two weeks!

 

 

Oct 20th

2014

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Back in (and from) Banff

I got back from two and a half months on the road just in time to get a last minute invitation from friends Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka to join them in Banff for a workshop. Emergency laundry. Flights booked – my first in over 8 months. And then 3 long days teaching in some […]

Sep 18th

2014

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A Bigger Story

Dusk. Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 2014 Do you know why Apple succeeds the way it does? OK, aside from sexy products? They tap into something bigger than technology. Sure, they’re a technology company, and you either love them or hate them, but they aren’t selling phones or computers. They’re selling a narrative. They’re selling Think Different. […]

Sep 5th

2014

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Postcards from Fogo Island

If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’ll have seen these, for which I apologize. We’re staying for a couple nights at the Fogo Island Inn, a place of astonishing beauty and hospitality – both the Inn and the island itself, on which we keep extending our stay. It’s an inspiring place for a number […]

Aug 25th

2014

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Postcards from Newfoundland

We’re 9,000Km, and 25 days, into this trip and I’m beginning to find a rhythm, learning to relax and see the place as it seems to want to reveal itself. I’ve photographed almost the whole trip so far on my iPhone, enjoying the simplicity and the constraints of  the square frame I’ve chosen, in part […]

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