The work

Towards the end of 2014, I spent a month in the wilderness of British Columbia on a Fair Projects gig with our friends from The Wildlife Defence League to tell the story of Operation Great Bear in collaboration with Jeff Wirth. We were there working to defend the wildlife from the government sanctioned annual trophy hunt. This hunt was set to target the caribou, moose, grizzly bears, black bears and wolves of British Columbia. Working with the inspiring Klabona Keepers and our friends at Beyond Boarding our crew were able to block the entry to The Sacred Headwaters - a 600km stretch of road leading through traditional Tahltan Territory, and therefore protect these amazing animals from an unnecessary death. 

This was my first experience of a Northern Hemisphere fall and The Sacred Headwaters was such a special place to witness this incredible ecosystem lit up by these colours. During the day we might chance upon the occasional bear, moose or caribou and at night sit by the camp and listen to the amazing stories of the elders under the dancing northern lights. 

Below is a selection of my favourite photos and a video that I shot with Jeff, for this campaign.

Follow this link to find out more about The Wildlife Defence League or to help support their ongoing work.