Great Bear Rainforest: 2016 Wildlife & Scenery

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fiznatty

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Last month I led my final two tours of the year. These took place in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, a beautiful area that's home to a surprising variety of wildlife. I was up there for a couple weeks, living on a boat during our tours, and we were fortunate to have some nice wildlife encounters amidst some truly spectacular coastal scenery.

I've divided my photos into two collections. The first, which I published this week, focuses on general wildlife and scenery. Bears will come next week. ;) You can view the full Wildlife and Scenery gallery here. A preview is below.

Humpback whales are often one of the highlights of my GBR trips. This was the first time I've had a chance to witness them bubble feeding.
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Loads of bald eagles can be found in the GBR.
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This is probably the most cooperative sea otter I've ever encountered. He didn't mind the presence of our boat at all.
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Black turnstone
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We saw four different mustelid species during the trip, including several mink.
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Our home for the journey, the Great Bear II.
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View the full Wildlife and Scenery gallery here.

If you're interested in joining me in the Great Bear Rainforest, I've got a trip scheduled for next September that has two spots left and must be filled by December 1. In addition to the marine mammal and bird species, we will spend a fair bit of time looking for grizzly, spirit and black bears. Coastal wolves are also found in these areas. It's a small group (only four guests) and is bound to be a fun adventure. Learn more here.

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