Calls From the Wild

Snapshots, stories, and behind-the-scenes antics from my photographic adventures.

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One Year Ago and an exciting 2023.

Reflecting on the past year feels like reliving a whirlwind of transformation and success. It’s incredible how life […]

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Bear Witness Toques

Indulge in the exquisite Bear Witness Toques — an exquisite blend of beauty and sophistication, showcasing our signature ‘Zen Bear’ logo, captured by owner Johnny Hayward in November 2020. These toques boast a timeless appeal, adorned with a simple yet refined emblem.

Crafted to offer universal comfort, they’re designed as one-size-fits-all, ensuring a snug fit for everyone. Plus, they prioritize comfort with a non-itchy fabric, guaranteeing a cozy and irritation-free experience. Experience style and comfort seamlessly intertwined in our exclusive collection of Bear Witness Toques.

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Time to Pack for the Polar Bear Capital of the World

Hello everyone, I am writing this post as I thought it would be the most efficient way to […]

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Ready for take off, packing your camera equipment for travel on a plane

One of the most common questions I get asked when people find out that I am a photographer […]

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Now Booking 2024 Polar Bear Tours to Churchill, Manitoba, Polar Bear Capital of the World.

Come with Bear Witness Photo Tours to view ground level polar bear viewing and photography like no other.

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STOP THE PRESSES

After 28 years of being a photojournalist, it is time for me to hang up my press pass. I started my career on the Atlantic Coast in my hometown of St. John’s Newfoundland working at the Evening Telegram. I then spent a decade in our nation’s capital, working as a freelance photojournalist covering news, politics and sports. The last 15 years I’ve been on the Pacific Coast in Vancouver, as a staff photographer covering national news and sports with The Canadian Press. It has been a journey, taking me to almost every corner of this incredible country telling the stories of Canadians. 

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Trip of a lifetime, stand eye to eye with Canada’s magnificent polar bears.   

Polar Bear Tours to Churchill, MB, Oct.-Nov. 2022. This fall I am extending an invitation to all of […]

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Bear Witness with me. Polar Bear Tours. Churchill Manitoba 2022.

For my entire life I have loved the polar bear, king of the world, beautiful and powerful.  This […]

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Why Polar Bears?

As long as I have been photographing Polar Bears, people have been asking me “why are you so […]

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