Polar bear family on the rocks in Churchill. Don Walkoski photo.
A polar bear mom watches over her grappling cubs in Churchill. Don Walkoski photo.
A polar bear family relaxes in the grass by the Hudson Bay in Churchill. Dorota Walkoski photo.
These three polar bear shots come to us from Great White Bear Tours in Churchill! Polar bears are roaming the tundra and ready to wait it out until polar bear season starts in October. Churchill in the summer is one of the most unique places to experience nature on the planet. Add in the thrill of seeing polar bears without the throngs of travelers in polar bear season and the opportunity to discover the wonders of Arctic nature.
These three photos from the far north highlight the vastness and mystery of the Arctic and the smallness of a human within the endless landscape.Solitude and quietness are aspects of this land that endure through the ages. This is what draws so many to this magical place…the feeling of being alone and away from all the distractions of feeling and thought.
Churchill is the gateway to the Arctic with the iconic wildlife symbols of this region in the mighty polar bears and ethereal beluga whales gliding effortlessly through the frigid waters of the Hudson Bay. The empty spaces are highlighted with flashes of other wildlife such as migrating birds and Arctic and Red foxes, insects and boreal chorus frogs all softened with an amazing myriad of wildflowers throughout the short summer season. There truly is no place other like the Arctic and sub – Arctic…another world of treasures to be discovered!
Check out this awesome and rare shot of a seal mom and pup under the ice near their den. Voracious polar bears spend the winter months searching the ice pack for these animals and spend countless hours just trying to track them down. Pat Qulaut got lucky and snapped this sweet photo near Igloolik out on the ice! The far north provides incredible views into nature’s realm.
These phenomenal four aurora shots were taken by Alex De Vries – Magnifico at Discover Churchill are out in the polar bear denning area in Wapusk National Park. Wat’chee Lodge is the premier location to see polar bears emerging from their winter dens. Although Alex wasn’t fortunate enough to observe polar bears near their dens this trip, he was with some awesome photographers from around the world. They all were lucky to be bathed in these incredible northern lights in the cold, crisp northern skies! Enjoy!
Churchill has northern lights in their skies year – round! However, with weather conditions and long summer days, the chances to view the spectacular aurora borealis is not as optimal a good part of the year. However, once January, February and March roll around the skies become clear most nights and the greenish glow of northern lights ignite the sky and landscape around Churchill in an other-worldly manifestation of land and space.
A northern lights adventure in Churchill combines serenity and quiet with natures most phenomenal explosion of color in the endless palette of sky high above the frigid Arctic. The hustle and bustle of the polar bear season have long since dissipated and the true colors of this Hudson Bay outpost shine through both literally and figuratively. Although the polar bears have long since departed for the ice of the Hudson Bay, the ability to explore the area fearlessly, taking in the vastness of the north and reaching back in time to feel the sensation of discovery evokes feelings undiscovered.
Northern lights flooding the sky above teepee at Wapusk Adventures in Churchill. Andre Brandt photo.
High above the tundra with the aurora blazing above. Colby Brokvist photo.
Northern lights above Churchill boreal forest. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.
Northern lights in Churchill above the tundra. Alex de Vries = Magnifico photo.
The swirl of northern lights in Churchill. Justin Gibson photo.
Incredible shot of musher hut with aurora above. Brad Joseph photo.
Churchill graveyard under the greenish glow of the aurora borealis. Katie de Meulles photo.