Churchill Tundra Images – Polar Bear Season

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A polar bear tests the ice along the Hudson Bay. Colby Brokvist photo.

 

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Polar bear sensing the air in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Colby Brokvist photo.

 

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Fantastic red fox close up in Churchill. Colby Brokvist photo.

 

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Polar bears roaming the tundra in Churchill. Colby Brokvist photo.

 

The tundra in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area is alive and bustling with Arctic wildlife. Polar bears, Red and Arctic foxes, as well as Ptarmigan, are being spotted throughout the region. With the polar bear season in full gear, the images are coming fast and furious. This polar bear season has about two weeks to go and the scene is set for incredible culmination out on the snow-covered tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Keep watching for more news and images from the north!

Churchill Wildlife Field Report – Polar Bear Season

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Polar bear mom and cubs on the tundra. Jason Luoma photo.

 

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Polar bear taking a look into the polar rover. Kry Walczak photo.

 

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Two sparring male polar bears near the tundra lodge in Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Jason Luoma photo.

With snow already covering the tundra in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, polar bears have become more active and are up and about sparring and moving along the coastal region near the Tundra Lodge. Numbers of bears being spotted by Natural Habitat Adventures groups are close to 15 or more.

Here are two Natural Habitat Adventure guide reports from the past week in Churchill:

Wildlife is exceptional for this time of year, and some exceptional moments in general. These include snowy owl and raven “playing” and gyrfalcons hunting and fighting over kills. Also a nice cross fox, three Arctic foxes and tons of polar bears. Sow and two coy were a highlight and we had young bears at the rovers and lodge for up-close encounters.”
“Wildlife is OFF THE CHARTS. A true banner week for this early in the season. We had three diverse weather days and incredible wildlife sightings, including: eight polar bears with close encounters, Arctic fox, red fox (silver morph),gyrfalcon, harbor seal, snow bunting, snowy owl, semi-palmated plovers, semi-palmated sandpipers, glaucous gulls, herring gulls, willow ptarmigan, common raven and common eider!!”
Looking forward to even more exciting action from the polar bear capital of the world! We will have more updates as they come in from the north!
 

Churchill Beluga Season a Good One

Beluga whale in the Churchill River.

A beluga whale in the murky Churchill River. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

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Polar bear scouring the tundra. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

Halfway Point in Churchill.

Aerial of view of Halfway Point and the Hudson Bay. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

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Pod of male beluga whales in the Hudson Bay. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

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View of Churchill with Fort Prince of Wales in the foreground. Reinhard Mink photo.

 

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Beluga seemingly hovering in the Churchill River. Reinhard Mink photo.

Summer is winding down in the north and the action has been relentless with the usual incredible Churchill summer highlights. The polar bears have been wandering the rocky Precambrian coast of the Hudson Bay and Churchill River and belugas have posed for shots like these above for the entire summer. We can’t get enough of the awesome scenic vistas near the coast and inland along rocky tundra. Another summer in the north with the wildlife one only dreams of! These images from Reinhard Mink are just a sample of the wildlife wonders of Churchill!

Churchill Weekly Photos – Churchill Summer

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Beluga underwater in the Churchill River. Sea North Tours photo.

 

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Red fox with ptarmigan dinner in his teeth. Brad Josephs photo.

 

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A polar bear swims towards beluga whales in the Churchill River. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.

 

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Snorkeling with the beluga whales in the Churchill River. Moira la Patourel photo.

Churchill Summer is a unique time of year in the region. Life explodes all around the tundra and waters of the Hudson Bay and the Churchill River! With news that the train line could be under repair during this summer, the mood of the season has taken on another level of optimism. It’s always an amazing time to be in Churchill!

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