Churchill Photos of the Week – Button Bay Reflection

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Reflection of a skiff in Button Bay, Churchill. Water clear and pristine. Katie de Meulles photo.

 

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Polar bear swimming in the bay near Churchill. Katie de Meulles photo.

 

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Close up of a polar bear swimming in the bay around Churchill. Katie de Meulles photo.

 

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Polar bear resting on the rocks on Eskimo Point. Katie de Meulles photo.

Button Bay is the secluded little cove just around Eskimo Point where Fort Prince of Wales rests as the iconic outpost of the long-lost fur trade in the north. The rocks of Eskimo Point are resting areas for polar bears seeking some quiet and solitude during the summer months. Quite often groups of travelers can see and photograph polar bears on these rocky shores. These shots by Churchill photographer Katie de Meulles were captured this week and show the happenings around Button Bay.

Once in Button Bay there are sometimes bears swimming across to the beach or coming in from the northern shore to congregate in Churchill and await the ice pack of November. From there they will venture out to hunt seals all winter then return in the spring again!

Churchill Polar Bear Season Photos

With the Hudson Bay ice finally locked onto shore, Churchill’s polar bear population will be moving out to hunt seals. Here are some end of the season photo’s to send them off. These images by local photographer Katie de Meulles are tremendous and really capture the essence of this unusually late polar bear season. Enjoy!

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Polar bears on the Churchill tundra. Katie de Meulles photo.

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magical light on an adult polar bear. Katie de Meulles photo.

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Resting polar bear waiting for the ice to return on the Hudson Bay., Katie de Meulles photo.

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Red fox searching the tundra for a meal. Katie de Meulles photo.

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Polar bear tracks heading across the snow covered tundra. Katie de Meulles photo.

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Polar bear sow and cub venture across the snowy tundra in Churchill. Katie de Meulles photo.

Churchill Sunday Photos

Two incredible late polar bear season photos from Katie de Meulles in Churchill! The temperatures have dropped dramatically and now it will be only a matter of time and cold before all the polar bears head to the Hudson Bay ice – pack. This has surely been the most unusual polar bear season in Churchill in a long time. What a season!

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

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Polar bear family rests in Churchill. Katie de Meulles photo.

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