As a rich life is built with a diverse range of experience, Moira enjoys filling many different roles throughout the year. From expedition leader and guide around the world, to guiding consultant, wildlife photography guide and lifestyle photographer, there’s never a dull moment!
Following the completion of a Diploma of Technology in Renewable Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation, Moira found her niche as an expedition leader and guide on the coast of British Columbia in 2008. Here, her passion for wild things and wild places, combined with a quest for knowledge and a love of sharing it, became a lifestyle. Moira has spent eleven years guiding in the Great Bear Rainforest, privileged to share her time with the whales, the bears, the wolves and the people that travel the world to see such wonders.
Moira’s annual migrations now take her to see some of the world’s most iconic species, from penguins in the Antarctic to belugas and polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard and East Greenland, and back home to the west coast of Canada in search of humpback whales, spirit bears and grizzlies. Moira recognizes that it is a privilege to be able to step foot into some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems, and it is one she does not take lightly. Moira enjoys sharing her passion for wildlife, photography, and the great outdoors and believes that a trip of a lifetime is made with laughter, new friends and sharing in the joy of discovery.
Moira’s lifelong passion for photography has developed into two main chapters. Her expedition work around the world has allowed for some incredible photographic opportunities and unforgettable wildlife encounters, both for her own photography and also for the travellers she works with. Moira’s passion for people has developed more recently into a lifestyle photography chapter, including maternity, family and event photography.
For Moira’s expedition photography: @onlyonewild on instagram
For Moira’s lifestyle photography: @photosbymoira on instagram