Churchill Polar Bear season Field Notes

Cold temperatures and snow have descended on the Churchill region and the annual talk of an early freeze-up of the Hudson Bay has started. Wildlife, on the other hand, is plentiful and all about the tundra. Polar bears abound as they wait for ice in the bay. Check out these awesome shots from Natural Habitat Adventures guides in Churchill. We are all keeping a keen eye on the weather and hoping for a south wind to blow the ice that has formed already back north. Stay posted for information on the conditions in the Hudson Bay!

Churchill Inukshuk

Beautiful shot of the Churchill Inukshuk. T Whipple photo.

 

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Polar bear peeking out through its napping area in the Churchill willows. Leah Okin Magowan photo.

 

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A cross fox roaming the frozen tundra in search of lemmings. Leah Okin Magowan photo.

 

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Polar bear cleaning his fur in the fresh snow. Leah Okin Magowan photo.

 

Red fox Churchill

Red fox on the rocks in Churchill. Leah Okin Magowan photo.

 

Northern Canada landscape

The incredible northern Canada landscape from above. T Whipple photo.

 

Tis the Season for Polar Bears

Check out these fantastic polar bear images from past Churchill seasons. We are excited to have the polar bear season starting up in the north Churchill region. Stay posted for all the news and photos from the tundra!

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Nursing polar bear cubs. Jeff Klofft photo.

 

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Sleeping polar bear on a sunny day in Churchill. Katie deMeulles photo.

 

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Polar bear family walking the tundra in Churchill. Katie de Meulles photo.

 

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Polar bears sparring on the snowy Churchill tundra. Drew Hamilton photo.

 

Polar bear on the Churchill Precambrian rocks

Summer polar bear fighting off the horse flies while resting on the Precambrian shield. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.

 

Churchill Summer Treasures

These amazing images from Churchill were taken last week by Natural Habitat Adventures guide Eddy Savage while exploring the tundra and water around the area. This particular group literally found some treasure under a rainbow when they came across a caribou on the tundra. Other incredible beluga whale encounters were quite close up with the zodiacs. A beautiful red fox was quite inquisitive toward the group and posed for some of the best shots we have seen in a long time.

All in all the weather for the week cooperated for the incredible wildlife viewing and a full exploration of the Churchill region was successful. What a week for seeing all the treasures around every rock or inlet in Churchill and on the water!

caribou on the Churchill tundra

A rainbow marks the spot a caribou pauses on the tundra in Churchill. Eddy Savage photo.

 

Red fox in Churchill.

A red fox is surprised by a group of Natural Habitat travelers while searching the land for food. Eddy Savage photo.

 

Zodiac of travelers in Churchill

A group of hearty Nat Hab travelers heads out on the Churchill River to view the beluga whales. Eddy Savage photo.

 

Halfway point beach in Churchill

Secluded beach at Halfway Point with hearty sea purslane growing above. Eddy Savage photo.

 

Polar Rover in Churchill.

Natural Habitat travelers pose with their massive Great White Bear polar rover in Churchill. Eddy Savage photo.

 

Fort Prince of Wales cannons.

Cannons on the walls of Fort Prince of Wales across from Churchill. Eddy Savage photo.

 

Beluga watchers from Natural Habitat in Churchill

A group of Natural Habitat travelers ready to roll and see some beluga whales. Eddy Savage photo.

 

Churchill photo of the Week – Moose

This fantastic photograph of two moose near Caution Creek in Manitoba taken by Rhonda Reid, shows the diversity of wildlife in the Churchill region. We love seeing these snapshots from the more remote areas away from Churchill. With no roads in or out of Churchill and the surrounding tundra, the land is wide open for wildlife to roam as they wish… truly a “wild” frontier.

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Moose in the back country outside of Churchill. Rhonda Reid photo.

Polar Bear Icy Winter Arrives

Following an unusual two week extended polar bear “season” in the Churchill region, it finally seems that polar bears will be hunting seals out on the Hudson Bay ice – pack sooner than later. North winds and a dramatic drop in temperature has brought the ice in for good it appears. With tension around town growing increasingly high due to polar bears roaming the streets, ice on the Hudson Bay has never been more welcomed! Thanks to Polar Bear Alley and Great White Bear Tours for the awesome photos.

Hudson Bay ice in Churchill

Ice on the Hudson Bay in Churchill. Polar Bear Alley photo.

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Mother and cub polar bear linger in the middle of the road. Great White Bear Tours photo.

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