Adrian Dorst is known to many Canadians for his photographic portrayal
wilderness and wildlife. In the past two decades his work has appeared
numerous magazines in Canada, the US, and Europe, among them International
Wildlife, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, Sierra, Geo.
His photos have also been published in over 50 books, three of them
which he was the sole photographer. Two of those, Hiking with Ghosts
Paddling through Time, were published by Raincoast Books. Clayoquot
Wild Side, was published by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee
1990. This book, show-casing a collection of 144 of his most evocative
images portraying the splendour of wilderness in Clayoquot Sound
west coast, became a best seller.
His photographs have also appeared as calendars and environmental
Most BC residents will remember two of his most popular poster
of giant, moss-covered trees in Carmanah Valley, published by the
Canada Wilderness Committee, and a poster of a spy-hopping orca
Sierra Club of Western Canada.
Adrian Dorst has lived in the village of Tofino, on Vancouver Island,