In preparation for a return to the Russian Far East this summer with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic, photographer Erika Larsen and I answered a few questions. Erika: It is hard to say how this region will change travelers because I believe the way we interact with new landscapes and cultures is so individual. Jennifer:…
I enjoyed working with the team at Hakai magazine on this story “Frozen Ocean: A photographic primer on the dynamics of marine ice.” It was a refreshing reminder that some media organizations still dig deep into every story with structural edits, fact checking, and copy editing. The editors went through every detail of this story…
Congratulations to illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler, whose art work for my story “Lake Awake” received an Award of Merit from the International Regional Magazine Association.
Greystone Books is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Kingsley has been awarded the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Outdoor Literature in Non-Fiction for her first book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild.
When I was at The Banff Centre last year for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the filmmakers there asked me to tell them a story. Bears came to mind, Grizzly Bear Babysitting, in fact. Click through to see their incredible animation.
While cruising the Northwest Passage, Jennifer sought out the sounds of her environment and found a friend who helped her connect back to the land outside the window.
Jennifer Kingsley revisits the bear attacks that shook Banff National Park in 1980 when The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was on the move.
Scientists, farmers, and beekeepers are paying attention. Now that the world’s most infamous insecticides are turning up in lakes, you should too.
Many months ago, composer Lola Perrin and sound recordist Christian Dymond got in touch with me about this project. They wanted voices to speak about climate change and asked if I would participate. The result is a mix of voices and music being debuted this month in the U.K.
A review of Paddlenorth by Conor Mihell at Canoe & Kayak Magazine. “Paddlenorth is compulsively readable…Her prose is lean, raw and inspiring—the hallmarks of great travel writing.”
This post contains some sounds from the the High Arctic to help you imagine the place. Some of this sound will be used in an upcoming audio essay I created for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s program, Radiotonic. Click through and listen.
I’m back in Banff this week for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, so I wanted to post a documentary I made at the centre with the guidance of radio super hero Dick Miller. It’s about bear attacks and the search for a memory. Click through to listen.
I spent the tail end of my summer in the Arctic, from Resolute Bay, up to Ellesmere Island and down to Newfoundland.
On this trip, nothing went according to plan, and that was my favourite thing about it. It made me think that perhaps that’s the definition of adventure – you know you’ve had one if it didn’t turn out like you thought it would. Click through to read more.
My first book, Paddlenorth, shipped from the printer late last week, which means it is on its way to stores across Canada, and it will be in the U.S. a bit later in the fall. The official publication date is September 13, 2014.
Tim Irvin and I have spent a lot of time around bears. On several occasions, we have been lucky enough to see Spirit Bears, the rare white black bear that lives mostly on the central coast of British Columbia. Tim has been recording these encounters with this camera. Click through to see the results.