Yukon Wildlife and Aurora Photography Workshop

Calling all photographers that have always wanted to photograph Canadian wildlife and the northern lights in one of the best locations in the world to capture the Aurora. 

I am referring to the Yukon. It is here where you will close your eyes and breathe in crisp Yukon air. Smell spruce sap and the earthy scent of tundra, and listen for the excited howls of husky sled dogs. But the real magic happens when you open your eyes and drink in Yukon landscapes under dancing aurora borealis.

Come with me on a vacation in Canada's Yukon, it is a larger than life experience.

Now after five years of running workshops in Northern Canada, I’ve decided to take a small group of photographers to focus on the wildlife. Our target species are Canada Lynx, Red Fox, Silver Fox, Artic Fox, Muskox, Dall Sheep, Mountain Goats, Caribou, Woodland Bison, Elk, Moose, Mule Deer.  

This is the perfect trip for someone that wants to focus on capturing once in a lifetime aurora images over some of the most majestic landscapes Canada has to offer. And, photograph some of the most exotic animals Canada has to offer.

Our animal photo shoots are custom tailored private photo shoots up close and personal with some of the most desirable animal species in Canada at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.

Because this group is small it will also allow us to be flexible and photograph these animals in an intimate setting with backdrops of mountains and forests. The size of the group will also allow us the flexibility to get to the locations I know produce the best aurora I have seen in Canada.

Dates of Workshop: January 14, 2018 to January 19, 2018

Maximum number of attendees: SOLD OUT. Please check out the workshop the following week. Details can be seen here, http://www.kevinpepperphotography.com/2018-northern-lights-in-the-yukon-1-1

Price of Workshop: $2995USD

Deposit to Secure your spot: $750USD and your balance due October 15, 2017

Single Suppliment: $500

Instructor: Kevin A. Pepper

Included: All Park entrance fees, Yukon Wildlife Preserve Fees and guides, lunches while at the Wildlife preserve, guiding services by an insured and legally registered guide in the Yukon, professional photography mentorship, shared accommodation, transportation via an 8 seater SUV with sufficient luggage space for all our clothing and gear.

Not Included: Items of personal nature, your flights to get you to the workshop, laundry and telephone services, anything not listed as included. 

Weather in Whitehorse: The month of January is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from a dry -13°C to -11°C over the course of the month, exceeding 1°C or dropping below -29°C only one day in ten.

Suggested Gear List: A wide angle lens with an aperture of 2.8 or faster. A medium telephoto in the range of 70-200mm with a suggested aperture of 2.8. A 100-400mm. Sturdy tripod and sturdy ball head. A remote shutter release. Polarizer and ND filters. A minimum of four batteries and battery chargers. A flashlight.

What people were saying about last years trip: 

Big THANK YOU to Kevin Pepper, for all his guidance, planning, driving us all over, digging me out of a snow bank and for everything else he managed to do while we were in his care in the Yukon! No one knows the Yukon and where best to go for great photography than Kevin.

— Chris Gillespie, Yukon '17

 

Here are just some of the photos that I have taken at these locations over the years. 

Here is the itinerary. 

Day One – Sunday, January, 14, 2018 – You arrive in Whitehorse during the day and we will meet for a group dinner at 6pm on the Sunday to go over the weeks itinerary. 

After dinner, if the skies co-operate and the aurora forecast is active we will head out to one of many locations I have scouted in the last five years so you can go photograph the aurora with me in the Yukon. 

Hotel is the Westmark Inn

Day Two – Monday, January 15, 2018 – This morning we will have breakfast before we head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for your first private photo session with the animals of the Yukon. 

Your morning starts at 10:00am. For the next three hours we will be guided by a staff member and myself in behind the fence lines for very intimate photographic sessions with animals native to the Yukon. 

At noon I have secured the board room at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and will bring in lunch while you look at photos and we discuss your photos and how to improve in the afternoon. 

From 1pm till 4:00pm we will go back out and you will be once again be guided by a staff member and myself in behind the fence lines for very intimate photographic sessions with animals native to the Yukon. 

After dinner, if the skies co-operate and the aurora forecast is active we will head out to one of many locations I have scouted in the last five years so you can go photograph the aurora with me in the Yukon. 

Hotel is the Westmark Inn

Day Three – Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – This morning we will have breakfast before we head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for your first private photo session with the animals of the Yukon. 

Your morning starts at 10:00am. For the next three hours we will be guided by a staff member and myself in behind the fence lines for very intimate photographic sessions with animals native to the Yukon. 

At noon I have secured the board room at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and will bring in lunch while you look at photos and we discuss your photos and how to improve in the afternoon. 

From 1pm till 4:00pm we will go back out and you will be once again be guided by a staff member and myself in behind the fence lines for very intimate photographic sessions with animals native to the Yukon. 

After dinner, if the skies co-operate and the aurora forecast is active we will head out to one of many locations I have scouted in the last five years so you can go photograph the aurora with me in the Yukon. 

Hotel is the Westmark Inn

Day Four – Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – This morning we will have breakfast before we head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for your first private photo session with the animals of the Yukon. 

Your morning starts at 10:00am. For the next three hours we will be guided by a staff member and myself in behind the fence lines for very intimate photographic sessions with animals native to the Yukon. 

At noon I have secured the board room at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and will bring in lunch while you look at photos and we discuss your photos and how to improve in the afternoon. 

From 1pm till 4:00pm we will go back out and you will be once again be guided by a staff member and myself in behind the fence lines for very intimate photographic sessions with animals native to the Yukon. 

After dinner, if the skies co-operate and the aurora forecast is active we will head out to one of many locations I have scouted in the last five years so you can go photograph the aurora with me in the Yukon. 

Hotel is the Westmark Inn

Day Five – Thursday, January 18, 2018 – Today I want to give you a chance to see some of Canada’s northern landscapes just a few degrees south of the arctic circle. Today we will visit Fish Lake and some private land that I have access to in the area. We will also drive west towards Kluane National Park, a World Heritage Site. 

We may even see wild herds of Dall Sheep and Elk that are in the area. 

If the skies co-operate and the aurora forecast is active we will head out to one of many locations I have scouted in the last five years in that area so you can go photograph the aurora with in South Western Yukon. 

Hotel is the Westmark Inn

Day Six - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Departure day. You can schedule your departures from Whitehorse any time on the last day. 

Are you ready for Canada's north and some of the best aurora and exotic wildlife you will photograph? Click on the red button below and we will see you in the Yukon.