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Klahoose Eagle Photography Workshop
with Matt Shannon

A Klahoose Indigenous Cultural Experience

Klahoose Territory, British Columbia Canada

 

Klahoose Eagle Show Photography Workshop with Matt Shannon:

June 12-15, 2025 

July 10-13, 2025

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Join professional wildlife photographer Matt Shannon on an unforgettable three-day adventure into the Klahoose territory, where you'll have the opportunity to capture stunning photographs of Eagles or qaykʷ, in the Éy7á7juuthem language, when massive tides cause a feeding frenzy for Bald Eagles.

On select days each year, for just a few hours, the tide rushes with extraordinary speed, sweeping migrating fish like Hake up from the depths so swiftly that survival becomes impossible. This phenomenon creates an irresistible feast, drawing in Bald Eagles by the hundreds. Yet, they're not alone in this feeding frenzy. A plethora of migratory and resident birds also seize the opportunity, resulting in a spectacle of nature's voracious appetite. 

In addition, you'll have the opportunity to capture captivating landscape of both Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. We may also see humpback whales, Orca, dolphins, porpoises, seals sea lions, black bears and the bald eagles, providing additional subjects for your photography. This is an all-encompassing experience for nature enthusiasts and passionate photographers.

At night, you will have the pleasure of staying at Klahoose Wilderness Resort, where you can indulge in fine food and drink while relishing in the natural beauty surrounding you along with Indigenous cultural activities such as cedar weaving, songs and storytelling throughout the stay.
 

PHOTO TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

•    Bald Eagles fishing and swooping in the tidal currents in the Discovery Islands Archipelago
•    Orca, Humpbacks and Waterfalls
•    The Klahoose Indigenous Culture
•    World Class remote Indigenous Lodge Experience
•    Photography Instruction for Hobbyists to Professionals
•    In Field Techniques to create award winning and print worthy photography
•    Editing instructions back at the lodge
•    Online in depth post processing tutorial with Matt Shannon after workshop (Lightroom & Photoshop) 

KLAHOOSE EAGLE SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 

Camera Gear List

•    Camera body (if you have 2 bring both)
•    Tripod
•    Telephoto or zoom lense ( example 200mm and up)
•    Mid range wide angle lense for landscape shots like a 24-70mm or 24-120mm 
•    Teleconverter could be handy depending on your lens ( 1.4x or 2x TC )
•    Minimum 3-4 memory cards 
•    Laptop or external storage device (wildlife photography can accumulate images at a rapid rate)
•    Spare camera batteries
•    Polarizer for landscape shots
•    Camera bag with waterproof cover
•    Camera lens cover (Aquatech or Think Tank Hydrophobia is recommended)
•    Several lens cloths
•    Note: no drones allowed around wildlife at Toba Inlet or around the resort

Please contact us if you have questions regarding gear and we can help you out.

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Itinerary 

BC Eagle Photography Workshop  with Matt Shannon

 

Day 1

ARRIVE AT KLAHOOSE WILDERNESS LODGE VIA FLOAT PLANE OR WATER TAXI 

After days of travel it's best to come to your oceanside accommodations and relax!

The ancient voices echoed in a traditional Klahoose greeting welcomes newly arriving guests. The unparalleled visit is about to begin. Spend the evening as your senses awaken to the forest, wildlife and calm waters.

Dinner at the Resort.

Photography orientation by Matt Shannon to go over camera settings and technique preparing for the next day's shoot. 
 

Great Room at Klahoose Wilderness Resort

Day 2 & 3 

EAGLE PHOTOGRAPHY 

Breakfast and coffee at the resort

These two days are dedicated to Bald eagle photography. We will leave in the morning on a covered boat for the Discovery Islands and time our visit with the tides so their peak flows. We spend as much time as possible with the Eagle Show, before heading out to search for other marine-life.  We coordinate to ensure you have the best photography experience possible! Matt will be shooting alongside you and helping you get in the best possible position.

From the boat we will photograph the eagles along with other marine life we encounter such as Orcas, humpback whales and dolphins. There will be a variety of Landscape photography opportunities such as waterfalls and islands in the morning fog.

Back at the resort, you'll be able to relax and enjoy the lodge amenities and Indigenous cultural activities are planned. 

Photography technique review and reflection. We will learn from each day, discuss our goals for the next day, review and improve our skills. 

Dinner at the resort

 
 

Matt Shannon Photography
Humpback Whale Matt Shannon

Day 4

FINAL MORNING SEND OFF 

Group breakfast and coffee, then pack up our rooms and after a Klahoose final send off begin our journeys home.

 

At this point, you'll have award winning and print worthy images of eagles! Hopefully amazing other wildlife photos as well. You'll have your float planes or water taxi service ready to take you back in the morning after an incredibly jam packed nature, culture and adventure photography workshop.
 

Klahoose Wilderness Resort - Dinning Room

MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE

Matt Shannon Photography

Matt Shannon

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Matt Shannon is an inspired wildlife and landscape photographer living on Vancouver Island. His award winning images have captured an international audience and his artwork hangs in homes around the world. He has developed a keen eye for detail and a passion for capturing striking images.

Not only is Matt a master behind the lens, but he is also a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. His infectious love for photography permeates his workshops, where he strives to inspire and equip aspiring photographers. Through these immersive experiences, Matt pushes his students to unleash their creative potential and capture their best possible photographs. With Matt as their guide, photographers of all levels are empowered to embrace their passion and elevate their skills to new heights.

Bald Eagles

BC EAGLE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP  

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June 12-15, 2025 and July 10-13, 2025

$4,185 CAD per person (based on double occupancy. Plus fees and taxes

Package Includes >

  • 3 nights - Accommodations at Klahoose Wilderness Resort in Lodge Rooms or Cabins with private washroom and ocean views (all rooms have an ocean view!)​

  • Covered boat transfer from Lund, BC to the Desolation Sound and the Resort (45 minutes). An optional land shuttle is available from Powell River Airport to Lund  - where the boat leaves for the Resort

  • Two days of Eagle photography​

  • Landscape and marine-life photography by boat. ​

  • In-depth photography workshop by Matt Shannon

  • ​All meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure ​

  • House wine and beer with dinner

  • Activities such as Indigenous storytelling, cedar weaving and other Indigenous cultural sharing

  • Use of Resort Amenities: great room lounge, free Wi-Fi, satellite phone, large deck, dock area with woodfire sauna, campfire area, kayaks, paddle boards, rainforest walking trails

 

Not Included Camera gear rentals, alcoholic beverages, gratuity, travel from your home to Lund or Powell River. 

TO BOOK ONLINE CLICK THE BOOK NOW BELOW
EAGLE PHOTO TOUR DATES:
June 12-15, 2025 and
July 10-13, 2025

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