Brian Doyle is a conservation/ecotourism photographer and instructor based in Minneapolis. Photography is Brian’s creative outlet, greatest passion; but it's also how he connects with the world around him. He draws his inspiration from the moments of awe he has felt so many times in his career, exploring some of the most remote places in the world, while trying to put a little piece of that feeling in every photo he takes. At the environmental crossroads we as humans all face – and with access to near infinite information in our pockets – the moral imperative to help shape how people understand, interact with, and interpret the world we live in for the better is undeniable, and the effectiveness of photography and digital media unmatched in helping us to realize this massive endeavor.

“When words are not enough, I complete the picture.” — Brian Doyle


What People Are Saying

“We went on the Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari. Not only is Brian personable, smart, knowledgeable about everything (it seems!!), but his expertise in photography made all the difference in the rest of our week. He looked at each camera of the 12 people on this excursion and showed us the best settings to give us the best pictures. We were exceptionally blessed that day to see whales with a baby, see their tails (fluke), see them jump out of the water (breach)..........lots of whales. This shouldn’t be expected every outing because no one can predict if/when the whales will be present, but Capt. Jim did a superb job of finding them for us..........as well as seals. There were lots of eagles at the marina. The boat just held about 12-15 people so it was a nice size group, allowing everyone to be able to see and take pictures. Their goal was to maximize the experience of their passengers. After we left the boat, we traveled by bus to the Glacier. Brian led us through part of the rainforest, showed us how to take pictures that we didn’t think possible, educated us about the rainforest, and then led us to a viewing spot for the Glacier. It was the best tour of our visit to Alaska.”

— TripAdvisor (Gastineau Guiding)

“My family did a whale watching tour with this company. Our captain was Robert and our tour guide was Brian Doyle. We could not have had a better experience! Robert looked and found 7 whales, including a cow and her calf. Brian was extrememely knowledgeable and made this tour so much fun!. He was a perfect tour guide! Bring along binoculars (although we were so busy watching and taking pictures we didnt use them much). The boat has large windows that Brian would open for better pictures and then close when we drove fast, so we never got cold. I recommend this tour!”

— TripAdvisor (Gastineau Guiding)

“On our first visit to Juneau we took the tour due to the description. However, the tour turned out to be a lot more - it was excellent and well worth the cost. Brian Doyle, our guide, was an excellent teacher and worked well with everyone on the tour. I felt like I was back in the classroom learning DSLR, but Brian put everything into perspective and was very good with everyone - including two younger kids who he actively engaged in the tour. A definite highlight of our first trip to Alaska.”

— TripAdvisor (Seabourn Cruises)

“4 of us recently took the whale watching - Mendenhall Glacier photo tour. It was amazing! Our guide Brian Doyle made the trip educational, fun and exciting. We actually learned some really good techniques for taking better pictures and we are not photo people. We had our iPhones as our cameras. Brian has some great experiences and shared a lot of knowledge. He was enthusiastic and definitely loves what he does! Brian, your mom should be very proud!”

— TripAdvisor (Seabourn Cruises)


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