Churchill Video of the Week

Beluga whales are very curious by nature. When one gets in the water with them to snorkel, whales will trail the boat and come upon a snorkeler being pulled along slowly. It has also been discovered that they are attracted to the human voice, women’s more than men’s for some reason. Music is also a strange attraction for the belugas. Come to Churchill this summer on a Natural Habitat Adventure and discover the underwater lives of beluga whales!

Churchill Video of the Week – Churchill Summer Birding

Birding and Churchill go hand in hand! If you have ever been to Churchill in the spring or summer you must like birds to some extent. Churchill boasts nearly 200 species of mostly migratory birds during these seasons and many of these are “lifers” for serious bird enthusiasts. This video by Sparky Stensaas (www.thesparkygroup@gmail.com.) from a recent trip to Churchill highlights some of the incredible avian species even a casual birder can see while exploring the diverse landscape of Churchill! Natural Habitat Adventures guide Bonnie Chartier is one of the authorities on Churchill birding. You might see her in the willows if you venture to Churchill at some point.

Northern Lights Time-lapse – Churchill

This time-lapse is from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs from this northern lights season in Churchill! Here is his synopsis of the clip and you can also peruse his blog site; Bears & Beyond to read about all Brad’s excursions in the wild.

“I finished my season guiding aurora borealis expeditions for Natural Habitat Adventures a few weeks ago. The weather was thrillingly brutal, with one of the longest cold snaps in recent history, with wind chills as low as -61 Fahrenheit! I did get good aurora shows on all three of my trips. The following is a time-lapse sequence from one of the best nights of the season.”

“I will admit that this isn’t a great quality time-lapse. I manually took continuous images during a few of the more active periods of the night. I should have kept the camera in the same place the entire night to achieve a smoother, more complete sequence. To create this I simply bulk processed a few series of images in lightroom, and imported the JPEGS into iMovie, saved the file as a 9-minute clip, then started a new project, imported the clip, compressed the time, and saved it as a new video.”

Polar Bear Weekly Video – Remote Polar Bear Island

Two researchers are marooned on a remote Arctic island with the highest density of hungry polar bears in the region! Check out their interactions and how they survive being on the bottom of the food chain. This production by Wild Things is full of nail-biting suspense and concern for the researchers. Polar bear season in Churchill will be approaching again fast. Check out Natural Habitat Adventures for trips to the tundra on the shores of the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba.

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