Photo Tours with Ocean Light II Adventures
All of our tours provide outstanding photographic opportunities for outdoor photography enthusiasts. But in addition to this, we also offer specialized photo tours with highly qualified photographic guides/leaders on our Khutzeymateen, Gwaii Haanas, Marine Mammal Explorer, and Great Bear Rainforest trips. The itineraries of these trips are similar to our standard trips, but there is increased focus on photography. The photo tour leaders are there to guide, teach, assist, and even motivate trip participants. Each of the photo tour leaders we work with are professional photographers and we leave it to them create a photo tour that best matches their personal style and skills.
Currently, professional wildlife photographer Brad Hill of Natural Art Images offers the broadest program of photo tours with Ocean Light II Adventures. Brad is an internationally acclaimed photographer and his images have won numerous national and international awards. Many of his images may be found throughout this website. A full description of his instructional, "photo-op" style, and exploratory photo tour adventures may be found on the Photo Tours page of his Natural Art Images website.
We're pleased to be offering photo tours lead by the following highly-qualified professional photographers: Mike Beedell, Dave DuChemin, Charles Glatzer, John Marriott and Michelle Valberg.
Please note that all of our photo tours are booked by the individual leaders and the packages they offer differ significantly in content, duration and cost.
If you're interested in more information about participating in one of our photo tours, please contact us via email and we can guide you in picking a photo tour that best meets your needs.
NOTE: If you're interested in organizing your OWN photo tour with friends or associates, please keep in mind that we offer Custom Tours that can be designed as dedicated photo tours.
What Previous Photo Tour Participants Said...
"Participating in one of Brad's photo tours has so many positives, it's difficult to succinctly name them all. From having the opportunity to experience the beauty of Canada's west coast ecology to benefiting from Brad's many talents, your tour fee is more than rewarded. During a photo tour, Brad goes out of his way to answer questions from guests, including, but not limited to, appropriate camera settings, photographic advice, photo software applications and local biology. I have been on two of his photo tours and I have learned and experienced so much about photography and wildlife that I have signed-up for a third photo tour." Clint B., November 2011
"Mike, thank you for a wonderful journey. As a result of this trip you've added a deeper dimension for me of the beauty & wonder of Canada." BB., London, ON
"What a great bang for the buck! I was particularly impressed with John's enthusiasm and professionalism. He took time to remind participants how to get their best shots. Chris never failed to place us in optimum shooting positions in a variety of situations. Jenn made us feel at home with excellent meals and accommodations. The Ocean Light II is a delight to sail on." Don J., August 2011
"Fabulous experience. Well organized and Brad is always on top of things. The Ocean Light II is very comfortable and we were well fed. I would recommend this trip to anyone. Brad is a very accomplished photographer and knows his field. Very knowledgeable about about camera gear, etc." David F., November 2011
"Mike - what a stunning trip. Thanks for your wonderful talks - help with photography & general fun." J.S., Calgary, AB
"The grizzly bear workshop in the Khutzeymateen was the experience of a lifetime, and the bears were incredible. Brad's class in wildlife photography was worth the price of the trip in itself!" Durwood E., June 2008
"Mike, we feel privileged to have traveled with you and hope to do so again very soon." D.A., Philadelphia, PA
"In the Fall of 2009 I participated in one of Brad Hill's photo instructional tours to the Great Bear Rainforest. What an experience! The combination of best in class instruction combined with a world class adventure is something I will never forget. More importantly, something I'm already signed up to repeat." Ray R., October 2009
"It’s been several years since my photo tour to the Khutzeymateen with Brad Hill. I’m still editing and processing (reprocessing even) the photos I took, reliving the experience, and enjoying it all over again. Unforgettable!" Matt D., June 2008