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!

Churchill Photo of the Week – Seal Meal

Polar bear in Churchill

Polar bear finishing up a seal meal on the Hudson Bay ice. Brad Josephs photo.

With an earlier than usual freeze-up of the Hudson Bay, Churchill polar bears were able to get a jump on their winter fat storage process. Seals were being devoured about 10 miles offshore and this opportunistic polar bear has just finished up a delectable dinner to keep him going for awhile. Let’s hope this winter supplies these voracious polar bears with the food they need to survive the summer months.

Images of Polar Bear Season

For decades Great White Bear Tours has been Natural Habitat’s partner in logistics and providing travelers with access to the most heavily polar bear populated region in North America. The Churchill Wildlife Management Area is where all the incredible polar bear action takes place and Great White Bear Tundra Lodge has been home to lucky Nat Hab travelers for years now during October and November. These photos from GWB wonderfully capture the polar bear season that just finished up in Churchill. Enjoy!

Great White Bear polar rover churchill

Great White Bear polar rover in Churchill. Konan Wendt photo.


polar bear in Churchill

Pensive polar bear in the Churchill willows. GWB photo.


Red fox in Churchill

Red fox staring out at the water in Churchill. GWB photo.


Polar bears in Churchill

Polar bears sparring in the CWMA. Henry Zhang photo.


Snowy owl in Churchill.

Snowy owl above the Churchill tundra. Don Walkoski photo.


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