In late summer, German photographer @moners_ set out on an epic 10-day trip across British Columbia. While exploring the coast, his adventures led him from urban Vancouver into the remote northern wilderness of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and west to Vancouver Island.
As he discovered, photographers can find lush rainforests and First Nations culture right in the province’s largest city. But venturing a little further into BC opens up the lens to wildlife and untamed landscapes.
Below, he shares some Instagram highlights of his trip.
View of downtown Vancouver from Stanley Park
“I made it to Vancouver! Thanks for the very warm welcome @fairmontpacific, and for the delicious sushi! Right after dinner, we took the bikes out and got this nice shot of the Vancouver skyline.”
View of Science World on False Creek in Vancouver
“Today was a pretty exiting day. First @toursbylocals_pics showed us around the city, and later on we got an amazing foodie tour run by @vanfoodietours – thanks guys! We are now staying at the great Skwachàys Lodge for the next three days.”
“The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver is renowned for its displays of world arts and culture, in particular works by First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest.”
Lush forest can be found in North Vancouver, near the Cleveland Dam.
“This dope shot is in a local rainforest and only 20 minutes away from downtown Vancouver. You gotta love this city!”
Balance Rock in Skidigate, Haida Gwaii
“Today was such an epic day. Haida Gwaii has so many things to offer. From beautiful beaches to mystical rain forests – magical light and landscapes. Pure wilderness and more deer than man.”
“@gohaidagwaii is hard to describe with words. You just have to experience it.”
“People say Port Clements has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the whole world. Well see for yourself ! Too bad we have to leave this magical place today.”
Agate Beach in Masset, Haida Gwaii
“Great times we had at Agate Beach on @gohaidagwaii eating dinner with Ranger Ralf and his family.”
“We went out on a zodiac to explore Haida Gwaii. Tomorrow I have to get up at 5:00 am to explore the inlets of North Vancouver Island. It’s my last big adventure here in BC and I am hoping for some grizzly bears.”
Whale watching with Prince of Whales in Victoria.
“It was a great experience watching resident Orca whales in there natural habitat today. Also, the city of Victoria is just amazing. Probably one of the best cities I have ever been to. Now off to our next stop – Port Renfrew.”
“What an amazing foggylicous day it was yesterday. Definitely one of my top experiences ever. If you are ever traveling around North Vancouver Island, don’t miss @seawolfadventures – you will have the time of your life.”
Today was beyond words! Went on a 13-hour expedition with Mike from @seawolfadventures and got this pretty grizzly dude in front of my lens. Other than that, we saw many Orcas, humpbacks, sea lions and eagles.”
For more of Patrick’s adventures, follow along with him on Instagram at @moners_.
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