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In late summer, Australian photographer @seanscottphotography set out on an epic 7-day wildlife road trip to Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest. These are two of the top wildlife viewing areas in BC, and Sean was lucky enough to spot a ton – grizzly bears, bald eagles, orca whales, salmon, seals, and more. Follow along as he shares incredible photos from his adventure through Sooke, Campbell River, Tofino, and Knight Inlet.
“I was pretty impressed to see these seals right in front of where I’m staying. I also saw bald eagles and an otter.”
Walking amongst giants at East Sooke Park, before heading out on a whale watching trip.
“It was a pretty wild day out on the water today, but I was so stoked to see my first orca. So much wildlife out here.”
Dramatic skies above Sombrio Beach, just outside of Sooke on Vancouver Island.
“This was an 800 year old Douglas Fir tree in one of the beautiful old growth forests in Cathedral Grove.”
Taking in the rugged beach, stormy skies and surfers at Pacific Rim National Park near Tofino.
Seal lions basking on the rocks during a whale watching trip out of Campbell River.
“This male resident orca surfaced right beside our boat. Such a beautiful thing to see in the wild.”
“I saw humpback whales, bald eagles, Steller sea lions, dolphins, killer whales, bait balls and so many sea birds. It was all set in the most majestic scenery you could imagine.”
“These were resident orcas which means they live in the area and eat fish, not other mammals. Amazingly the seals and sea lions can tell the difference and don’t need to be as worried about these guys as the Transient orcas.”
“You know when the only way to get to a location is by seaplane that something pretty special is going to happen.”
“This is one place I’m definitely coming back to with my family. We even saw grizzly bears on the bank right next to to the lodge.”
“This guy Grizzly bear cub in the wild.”
“I really love eagles and I have spent as much time photographing them as I have the bears.”
A couple of cubs, with mom watching over.
Knight Inlet is home to an abundant salmon run, which makes for fantastic grizzly bear viewing potential.
“The salmon have just started to run so I spent a long time perched up above the river where the bears come down to catch them.”
“A beautiful bald eagle was watching all the action at the river as the grizzly bears were catching the salmon.”
“Watching this grizzly bear catch and then eat this pink salmon was definitely a highlight.”
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