The Kings of the Arctic

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Churchill Photos of the Week – Polar Bears

Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy these fantastic polar bear images from Churchill and have a great holiday! Come to Churchill and see the King of the Arctic in its natural habitat! Want to see Polar Bears in the Wild? Join a world-class polar bear tour to the "Polar Bear... read more

Churchill Sunday Photos – Air, Land and Sea

I thought it would be fun to post three photos from Churchill…one wildlife image from air, land and sea. Churchill’s diversity is immense from season to season and you quite honestly never know what you will experience from trip to trip. It’s always... read more

Polar Bear Photograph – Churchill

Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Joseph too this magnificent polar photo in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area last polar bear season. The ability to capture the detail in an image that is predominately white takes years of practice and experimenting with... read more
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The Elusive and Rare Ross’s Gull

When I was guiding Churchill Arctic Summer trips for Natural Habitat Adventures with local birding expert Bonnie Chartier, one common goal we always strived for was spotting the elusive and rare Ross’s gull.   The bird, named after the famed Arctic explorer... read more

Five Must See’s in Churchill

If you take an adventure to Churchill in the near future there are some “must see” attractions you should take in before you leave the frontier town. Of course some are season specific while some are year round accessible. 1.- Polar Bears: Not many people... read more

Arctic Camouflage – Wildlife in White

Animals all over the Earth on land and within its oceans have evolved with some type of amazing camouflage or survival disguise in order to further exist in the wild. Many of these adaptations are intricate patterns or color shades that enable the living being to... read more


Letterman’s Last Show Serious Climate Business

David Letterman went out on a serious note by interviewing James Balog,  producer of the acclaimed documentary “Chasing Ice”. It appears a testament to the incredible urgency of reversing the affects of carbon emissions on the Earth’s atmosphere.... read more

Polar Bears on Ice – The Sea(l) Ice Dilemma

Seals, particularly ringed and bearded seals, don’t care too much about the polar bear’s plight of reduced sea ice. True, seals need the ice – pack and ice – floes to build their dens to birth and raise their young. However, they would not mind... read more

Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Nears Record Low

April is sea-ice melt month in traditionally ice-covered Arctic waters and regions in the north. Since satellite measurements began in 1979, this past April was recorded as the second-lowest level. Data shows that multi-year thicker ice also is declining. Second and... read more
From the Field


Churchill Photos of the Week – Polar Bears

Here are some fantastic photos of polar bears from really talented photographers! Enjoy the Churchill images on this Tuesday. I’m amazed at how many new depictions of polar bears capture their incredible beauty from so many different vantage points. We would... read more

Polar Bear Attack Hero Receives Award

Bill Ayotte, the Churchill hero who saved the life of Erin Greene from a polar bear attack in 2013 received the Star of Courage last week. Ayotte, 71, accepted the Star of Courage in a ceremony in recognition of acts of bravery and heroism from Canadians across the... read more

Churchill Photos of the Week-Northern Life

These photos from Churchill are from local contributor and old friend Katie de Meulles. The northern lights continue to shine in the sub-Arctic skies and these have some different foreground features. With spring coming the birds are starting to appear across the... read more
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