Bill Keay is one of Canada’s best wildlife photographers — and judging  by a new book, that’s become a family tradition. Walk on the Wild Side is full of stories about a unique family of wildlife photographers: Bill, his wife, Wanda and their two daughters, Serena and Angela.

From left: Bill, Wanda, Angela, Serena

“Come with us on our adventures, from the extreme cold of the Arctic, to the sweltering heat of the jungles of Ecuador,” their introduction reads. “Experience journeys spanning nearly 30 years with our Canadian family — from being lost on the frozen ocean, to standing two metres from a grizzly bear.

“Wanda Keay’s vision has lead her family to do the impossible by travelling far and wide to film wildlife in wild spaces. Wanda researches each species and location to ensure the highest code of ethics is followed.”

Wanda loves the life: ‘As I took inventory of our supplies in the land of the Spirit Bear, I realized being wife and mother to this amazing family was my responsibility and I wouldn’t have it any other way.’ ”

Here are some samples from the book, which can be purchased at

The cover

Snow geese

Hawk owl










Montage from Long Beach, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.