Mountain lion or cougar with its front paws up on a tree stares at camera

One Shot for Coastal Carnivores Feature – Witness by Tavish Campbell

Exhibit text: “With this creature, I think the ratio of watching versus being watched is about a thousand to one. We are so often witnessed and silently tracked by these invisible eyes. Being able to stare back is a rare and hugely moving experience. Unfortunately, most interactions with humans prove to be fatal for the cougar, but this one passed through our space and slipped back into a shadow.”

This 30×45 inch aluminum fine art print is up for auction to raise funds for our Safeguard Coastal Carnivores campaign to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest.

A keen naturalist, Tavish Campbell’s enthusiasm for watching, learning from and teaching others about the coast’s countless inhabitants shows in everything he does. Bringing conservation stories from the coast to light through underwater videography and photography is a pursuit he feels is incredibly worthwhile and necessary.

We’re grateful for the generosity of the artists who came together to create this unique exhibit.

Raincoast.org/Gallery will lead you to bid on this piece, and to more details, gallery dates, and information about our campaign to Safeguard Coastal Carnivores.

Supporting artists & partners: @CoastalFirstNations, @BatemanCentre, @AudainArtMuseum, @AprilBencze @TavishCampbell @KarenCooperPhoto @ColleenGaraPhoto @BertieGregory @CristinaMittermeier @MelissaGroo @JohnEMarriott @NeilEverOsborne @Eric_Sambol_Photography Andrew S. Wright and Brad Hill

raincoastconservation#oneshotexhibit #coastalcarnivores #greatbearrainforest #vancouverart #vancouver #britishcolumbia #vancouverartists #myaudain #audainartmuseum #robertbateman #batemanfoundation #karencoopergallery #raincoastconservationfoundation #raincoast #conservation #photography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #whistler #victoria #yyj #yvr #coastalwolves #grizzlybear #wildlifeconservation #savethegreatbear #forthecoast #cougar #mountainlion