Mike is a photographer, wilderness guide, and outdoor educator with forty-seven years of experience photographing unique cultures, wildlife, and remote parts of the planet. He has a social science degree from the University of Ottawa. Mike’s passion for Canadian landscapes and the people has sculpted much of his career.
His landscape and documentary photography has been exhibited internationally at World Expos, Olympic Games, and the United Nations. He is the author/photographer of the Canadian bestseller The Magnetic North. Mike has logged tens of thousands of kilometres by foot, ski, canoe, kayak, dog team, and sailboat during his career.
These experiences have been published in best-selling books, magazines, and radio and film documentaries. Mike has had major features published in National Geographic, Geo Germany, Equinox, and Canadian Geographic. One of his greatest rewards is introducing guests to the rugged yet fragile parts of our planet that must be protected for future generations.
Mike is a fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is one of Adventure Canada’s long-time expedition team members, joining expeditions for thirty-five years.
Mike’s variety of roles include photographer, videographer, speaker, Zodiac driver, diver, sea kayak guide, and ice rescue technician. He lives in Chelsea, Quebec on the edge of a 100,000-acre park—just sixteen kilometres from Parliament Hill.
To see Mike’s photographic work and projects, visit www.mikebeedellphoto.ca