Great Bear Rainforest – Khutzeymateen and Smith Inlet

Joachim Bardua
2014/06/20

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The Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia is known for his unique wildlife, especially grizzly bears, black bears, Kermode bears (spirit bear), wolves, whales, eagles, …. A very special place in the Great Bear Rainforest is the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary in the east of Prince Rupert, accessible only by boat or float plane.

Only 200 guest per year have access to this estuary for watching and photographing grizzly bears and other wildlife. The estuary is only accessible at high tides by boat and in companion of a licenced bear guide. All images from the Khutzeymateen wildlife were taken on a trip organized by Brad Hill, a well known and award winning Canadian wildlife photographer. Another great place for watching grizzlies ist the estuary of the Nekite River in the Smith Inlet (NE of Port Hardy, Vancouver Island). Access to this place is organized by “Great Bear Nature Tours”, which offer a very comfortable lodge for staying (links below)

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Great Bear Rainforest: Landscape

Rainforest, Fog Over The Nekite River
Rainforest, Fog Over The Nekite River (Smith Inlet/Nekite River) (©Joachim Bardua)
Great Bear Rainforest Scenary: A Duck With Her Kids
Great Bear Rainforest Scenary: A Duck With Her Kids (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Protein Rich Grass And Flowers For The Grizzlies
Protein Rich Grass And Flowers For The Grizzlies (Smith Inlet/Nekite River) (©Joachim Bardua)

Great Bear Rainforest: Birds

Bald Eagle - Take Off For Hunting (Khutzeymateen)
Bald Eagle – Take Off For Hunting (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Hummingbird (Smith Inlet/Nekite River)
Hummingbird (Smith Inlet/Nekite River) (©Joachim Bardua)
(Smith Inlet/Nekite River)
(Smith Inlet/Nekite River) (©Joachim Bardua)
(Smith Inlet/Nekite River)
(Smith Inlet/Nekite River) (©Joachim Bardua)

Great Bear Rainforest: Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf Walking Trough The Khutzeymateen
Gray Wolf Walking Trough The Khutzeymateen (©Joachim Bardua)
Khutzeymateen: Gras, Rain Forest & Wildlife (©Joachim Bardua)
Khutzeymateen: Gras, Rain Forest & Wildlife (©Joachim Bardua)
Gray Wolf In The Khutzeymateen Estuary (©Joachim Bardua)
Gray Wolf In The Khutzeymateen Estuary (©Joachim Bardua)

Great Bear Rainforest: Grizzlies

Shaking Grizzly after swimming (Khutzeymateen)
Shaking Grizzly After Swimming (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
A Grizzly Called "Su" (Khutzeymateen)
A Grizzly Called “Su” (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Curious Cub In The Grass (Khutzeymateen)
Curious Cub In The Grass (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Different View - Curious Cub In The Grass (Khutzeymateen)
Different View – Curious Cub In The Grass (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Standing Cub In The Grass (Khutzeymateen)
Different View – Curious Standing Cub In The Grass (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Grazing Cub (Khutzeymateen)
Grazing Cub (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
What Is This Boy Thinking?
What Is This Boy Thinking? (©Joachim Bardua)
Just A Cup! (Khutzeymateen)
Just A Cup! (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Young Grizzly Exploring His World (Khutzeymateen)
Young Grizzly Exploring His World (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Relaxing Cub (and observing the strange guys with their machine guns) (Khutzeymateen)
Relaxing Cub (and observing the strange guys with their machine guns) (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Mom And Kid - Someone coming?
Mom And Kid – Someone coming? (©Joachim Bardua)
Escaping Cub (Khutzeymateen)
Escaping Cub (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Two Cubs Having Fun At Mum's Teats (Khutzeymateen)
Two Cubs Having Fun At Mum’s Teats (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Two Grizzly Cubs - What's Next? (Khutzeymateen)
What’s Next? (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua
Last Man Standing (Khutzeymateen)
Last Man Standing (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
My Kingdom! (Khutzeymateen)
My Kingdom! (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
This Grizzly Is Never Brushing His Teeth! (Khutzeymateen)
This Grizzly Is Never Brushing His Teeth! (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Grizzly In The Gras (Khutzeymateen)
Grizzly In The Gras (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Grizzly Nibbling Gras (Smith Inlet/Nekite River)
Grizzly Nibbling Gras (Smith Inlet/Nekite River) (©Joachim Bardua)
Grazing In The Green Gras (Khutzeymateen)
Grazing In The Green Gras (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Different Grizzly - Same Work (Khutzeymateen)
Different Grizzly – Same Work (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Cub Digging For Clams (Khutzeymateen)
Cub Digging For Clams (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Cheers! Drinking Grizzly Cub (Khutzeymateen)
Cheers! Drinking Grizzly Cub (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Grizzly & Tree (Smith Inlet/Nekite River)
Grizzly & Tree (Smith Inlet/Nekite River) (©Joachim Bardua)
Two Grizzlies In The Rainforest (Smith Inlet/Nekite River)
Two Grizzlies In The Rainforest (Smith Inlet/Nekite River) (©Joachim Bardua)
One Of The Realy Big Guys (Look At His But!) (Khutzeymateen)
One Of The Realy Big Guys (Look At His But!) (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Relaxing Mom (And Watching Her Cub) (Khutzeymateen)
Relaxing Mom (And Watching Her Cub) (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Mom - Completly Relaxed (Khutzeymateen)
Another Mom – Completly Relaxed (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Grizzly Mom Having Long Lens Guys (Khutzeymateen)
Grizzly Mom Having A Look At The Long Lens Guys (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Cub and Clam (Khutzeymateen)
Cup With The Rest Of A Clam In His Mouth (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)
Young Grizzly Making His Way In The Water
Young Grizzly Making His Way In The Water And To The Grassland (Khutzeymateen) (©Joachim Bardua)

Great Bear Rainforest: Miscellaneous

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Great Bear Rainforest: Links