Photographer & World Adventurer
Michelle Wallace

In 2016 we were pleased to accommodate world traveler Michelle Wallace on our 'Musk-ox Autumn Colors & Aurora' wildlife expedition to the tundra of Nunavik Canada. She came all the way from Colorado to join the trip. In the mid-1990's Michelle joined two of our autumn expeditions that we were operating in the Thelon country in the NWT at the time, and for a period became an investor in that operation. We then lost track of her for a number of years as she traveled around to other exotic place in the world, including Antartica. It was great to renew contact with her again and have her join our Nunavik expedition last summer!

Michelle Wallace - photo by Margot Desannoy

Michelle had this to say about her many northern adventures with us:

Northern lights over the musk-ox camp / photo copyright Mariela Urra




"Nothing is like the North in the fall – brilliant crisp days and deep brisk nights... punctuated by vivid Northern Lights dancing across a breath-taking canopy of stars as loons sang their haunting calls in the distance." 




"Our guides provided expert tracking allowing us to stalk and photograph abundant Musk Oxen without stressing them."

Clients stalk a bull musk-ox / photo copyright Lessli Strong

Lake trout for dinner! / photo copyright Mariela Urra



"We caught fish from the pristine lake,"



"and hiked the rolling tundra, identifying small animal habitats, animal tracks...,"

Scoping for wildlife - / photo copyright Mariela Urra

Bearberrry in autumn color change /
photo copyright Michelle Wallace



"plants, lichens, and birds as we traversed the dense vegetation."



"Wild landscapes rolled on forever, captured in stunning photos with striking blue-bird skies and majestic clouds."

Rolling tundra vista / photo copyright Michelle Wallace

The willdife camp kitchen / photo copyright Michelle Wallace



"A stunning lake-side site, knowledgeable and congenial guides, first class equipment, and hearty food, made the remote camp comfortable and homey for a great experience."



Lakeshore camp on the 2016 autumn musk-ox & northern lights expedition / photo copyright Michelle Wallace

"I anticipated primitive camping far from “civilization” with sleeping bags on the hard ground.  Instead, we had roomy tents, cozy sleeping bags on cots, and even the surprising luxury of a shower."

The 2016 autumn muskox camp / photo copyright Michelle Wallace

Curious musk-ox watching us! Photo copyrigjht Stan Davies



"The Muskox, Autumn Colours & Aurora trip delivered as promised, far exceeding my expectations!  My family and friends are amazed at the fantastic photos that give just a small taste of this incredible experience."




"Twenty years ago, I met Tundra Tom on my first visit to the Canadian North.  I had a magical time in the brief tundra summer on the Thelon, tracking musk-ox and caribou, viewing Gyrfalcons on the nest, canoeing pristine lakes, and enjoying lazy evening campfires as we watched the Northern Lights traverse the sky among a dazzling array of stars!  Beautiful landscapes, and a great camp made the trip a once in a lifetime experience."

Upper Thelon basecamp - 1995

Caribou in autumn colours / photo copyright Glen Grambo



"A year later, I joined Tundra Tom again as the autumn showed another aspect of tundra beauty, with carpets of red and gold fall colors rolling across the tundra, caribou migrating, and even a dusting of snow!" 




"I am happy I caught up with him again for my trip this year."

Canoeing at musk-ox camp / photo copyright Michelle Wallace


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