Wild Air Photography is run by Douglas Noblet. Douglas is a Nelson BC based nature and aerial photographer and started Wild Air in 2008. You'll find him exploring the outdoors throughout BC and beyond.
He is also a Commercial Pilot, Avalanche Professional, and Search and Rescue volunteer.
Douglas was born in France. At 1 year old, he moved to Canada with his parents. They spent 5 years in Vancouver, before moving to the Kootenays. Douglas grew up in the Nelson area and spent lots of time exploring the outdoors and skiing at Whitewater.
Over the years, Douglas has spent a lot of time in the mountains and wilderness, camera in hand - from rafting, to month long ski traverses, mountaineering and climbing. He spent a few years ski patrolling and working in the avalanche industry, as well as volunteering with Nelson SAR since 2012.
Douglas's experience in the air started at a young age. His dad, grandpa, and uncle are all helicopter or airplane pilots. At 15, Douglas started paragliding; at 17, powered paragliding; at 19, flying airplanes; and at 24, flying drones. He's also spent lots of time working around helicopters - on SAR tasks, heli long-line rescues, heli bombing, and photography.
Douglas started his photographic journey when he received a camera for his 11th birthday. 3 years later, he made his first sale - an image of an airliner. It was on from there! Most of Douglas's photography has revolved around nature and aerial work.
His passion lies in photographing the wild places of BC and beyond.