Polar Bears of Churchill

Thinking about the polar bear season in Churchill on this warm day in Colorado. Here are some of my favorite polar bear images from the years to get you all excited about next fall in Churchill! Before we know it polar bears will begin to congregate in Churchill and soon the temperatures will bring snow to the tundra. What a time to visit these amazing creatures of the north!

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Pensive polar bear in the Churchill willows. GWB photo.

 

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“Oh no, not another photo.” Polar bear in the snow. Jodi Grosbrink photo.

 

Polar bear in Churchill

Polar bear up close and personal in Churchill. Mike Shron photo.

 

polar bear in Churchill

A polar bear lurks cautiously in the rocks near Churchill. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.

 

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A polar bear family sleeps in the sun near the Hudson Bay in Churchill. Don Walkoski photo.

Churchill Video of the Week – Polar Bear Family Sighting

We’re now in the season in Churchill when polar bear moms and their cub(s) emerge from their dens in Wapusk National Park and venture over the tundra close to town on their way to the Hudson Bay ice pack. Once there, sows will teach their young polar bear cubs how to hunt seals and also gain some sustenance for themselves after a long winter under the earth and snow in their dens. This video was taken by Quinton Hart in Churchill just a day ago. Everyone should be on the lookout for these bear families along the coast!

Iqaluit Ice Inukshuk

Iqaluit Inukshuk

A beautiful Inukshuk made of ice glistens in the Iqaluit sun. Tracy Wood photo.

This awesome ice inukshuk welcomes travelers to Iqaluit in the Arctic. These iconic northern features mark trails or food caches. They were also used by caribou hunters to herd the animals toward an area for harvest. No feature, other than the stoic polar bear, is more recognizable in the open Arctic tundra then these, usually stone inukshuks. An ice one captures the soft colors and light of the region!

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