Matthias Breiter


Matthias Breiter is an internationally renowned author, Emmy nominated cinematographer and wildlife photographer. He has spent most of the last 30 years studying bears and is considered one of the greatest authorities on bears. Holding an advanced degree in biology, he is presently completing his doctorate on brown bears in Alaska. The author of nearly twenty books, he has appeared as a guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution. Matthias Breiter’s award-winning nature photographs have appeared in National Geographic, GEO, BBC Wildlife, Terre Sauvage and numerous other publications worldwide. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and a fellow of the prestigious Explorer’s Club, both in recognition of his contribution to our scientific knowledge of bears and the Arctic. Matthias is also a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), and remains deeply involved with conservation efforts involving the American and Canadian Arctic and Subarctic. He resides in Kenora ON when he’s not walking with bears. 

Tom Fitz

Tom Fitz: Tom is a multiple Emmy award-winning documentary cameraman whose work has been broadcast by 

PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, ABC and others. He has been working behind a camera for over 30 years and has travelled the planet pursing his passion for capturing wildlife in natural settings. In 2008, Tom

co-founded Schoolyard Films as a way to introduce students K-12 to natural history and environmental films which he shoots, produces, and distributes for free, along with study guides. Tom speaks candidly about his thoughts on working with captive animals, being stung and nearly killed by a stingray, and entering and surviving the fast paced and competitive world of photography/videography. Learn more about Tom and his work at, or

Adventure Science Podcast coming soon

The Adventure Science podcast is hosted by author and adventurer Simon Donato and conservation and climate advocate Chanelle Mayer. They interview world leading explorers, adventurers, and scientists to inspire, entertain, and educate.