Box 1320, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (QC), J0M 1C0, Canada
Phone: +608-370-5071 / Email
: tundra@thelon.com


- presents -

Wildlife & Landscape Photographer
(the late) Lee Mann

 

We were shocked and saddened that our long time client, friend and mentor - photographer Lee Mann suddenly passed away after a brief battle with cancer on July 21, 2011.

May the power of the Great Spirit be with you Lee...

TT

 


We at Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures were proud to accommodate photographer Lee Mann on two private 'Muskox, Autumn Colours & Aurora' trips, and later on one of our special 'Dance with Wolves' trips. Prior to 1998, we had not met Lee before - nor was I familiar with his work. During his first trip with us, one evening we were sitting in the kitchen at the wildlife camp , and Lee showed us a small portfolio of his published poster work. Having the privilege of working with some of the world's best photographers, I didn't really expect what he showed us - immediately I was drawn into his beautiful, haunting - even mystical view of our natural world as seen through the eyes of a true master.

After Lee's trip we received a mystery courier package ... inside was a wonderful gift of mounted print blow-ups that we now proudly display both in our office and in our display booth during our various marketing tours. Thanks for everything Lee! We only hope that this page can do your work justice!

Lee Mann on the field

Lee wrote the following after his many trips to the north with us:

Barrenground caribou grazing on the Thelon tundra in autumn / photo copyright Lee Mann

 

 

 

"The tundra ... yes, the tundra...

 

 

 

"I didn't think any place could affect me the way mountain environments have affected me, but when I first visited the Serengeti I found I was wrong - and I found I was wrong again when I experienced the barrenlands. In both places one feels the true vastness of the earth."

An ancient stone marker on the tundra / photo copyright Lee Mann

A bull caribou on the barrens / photo copyright Lee Mann
Click to enlarge photo

 

 

 

 

"When one stops chattering and listens to the sighing of the winds sweeping across the tundra, something inside you carries you back into the far reaches of time when we all carried spears. When it is quiet it is so quiet and the spaces are so great that you feel the earth turning slowly on its axis."

 

 

 

 

"This sense of antiquity and the immensity of space are, to me, a fundamental aspect of the tundra. Adding wildlife to the tundra brings it all to life. Without wildlife, one could dismiss any environment, no matter how beautiful, as merely being scenery. The tundra has it all!"

A bull caribou prances away against an autumn backdrop / photo copyright Lee Mann

 

An Artic hare in an autumn-colored heather / photo copyright Lee Mann

"The camp, staff, food all exceeded expectations. I think some yuppie-types have a hard time understanding what a miracle it is that this operation even exists! I think you need to be commended for changing and adapting plans according to changing conditions."

 

"Probably, if I were a young man, I would consider going to the barrens and throw my life away, like I'm sure many people think you have... It is a life worth living."

- Lee Mann

Aminita mushroon following an autumn rain / photo copyright Lee Mann

 

 

We were shocked and saddened that our long time client, friend and mentor - photographer Lee Mann suddenly passed away after a brief battle with cancer on July 21, 2011.

May the power of the Great Spirit be with you Lee...

TT

 

 

All photos on this page copyright by Lee Mann and Lee Mann Photography. No reproduction without prior permission.

Lee Mann
Northwest Photo Arts
Sedro Wooley, WA

www.leemannphotography.com/

A rock ptarmigan during the tundra autumn / photo copyright Lee Mann

 

Click here to learn more about the 'Dance with Wolves' trip on which Lee Mann participated

 

Click here to learn more about the ' Caribou, Autumn Colours & Aurora' trips on which Lee Mann participated

 

 

 

Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures

Click here to download our current trip calendar in PDF

 

Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures, Inc. is proud of the following affiliations:

Turismo Responsable

Come warm yourself by our fire.
Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures

Phone: +608-370-5071
Email:
tundra@thelon.com
Request More Information