Polar Bear Season from Churchill

The 2017 exciting polar bear season is moving along with some of the most incredible wildlife in recent years being seen daily. While the fox population, all varieties, is burgeoning, there have been some rare sightings of large caribou herds and even a wolverine…although we are still in search of a photo of this one. These images from Colby Brokvist are from his recent guided trip of Natural Habitat travelers on a photo tour. Some pretty cool and first – time happenings out in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area!
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White Gyrfalcon perched on a rock in Churchill. Colby Brokvist photo.

 

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Polar bear cub investigates the polar rover. Colby Brokvist photo.

This polar bear cub in the image above entertained Natural Habitat Adventures Guide Colby Brokvist’s group of travelers by climbing on and around their polar rover for over 20 minutes. The playful adolescent rolled in the snow and posed for photos while the group was in awe of the animal.
The group also enjoyed sightings of Arctic, silver and red foxes, a snowy owl and a white phase Gyrfalcon.
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A beautiful silver fox prances along the tundra in search of a meal. Colby Brokvist photo.

Aurora borealis was also visible at night for this lucky group of travelers. While the cold weather is allowing for ice forming on the Hudson Bay it is not unusual for panic to set in for thoses who want to see the polar bears.
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Polar bear resting on a kelp day bed. Colby Brokvist photo.

 

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Shaking off the winter cold. Colby Brokvist photo.

 

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A happy group of Nat Hab travelers after a memorable trip to Churchill. Colby Brokvist photo.

Churchill Weekly Photos – Summer Recap

Even though the train was inactive this summer the wildlife and sights in Churchill were out of sight..well not really, they were very much in sight…but you know what I mean. These summer round – up photos are a summary of what Churchill summer is all about… iconic landmarks with incredible natural beauty. Sometimes we take this environment for granted though it never fails to expose more treaures every season. Can’t wait for this polar bear season to give us more wondrous sights and stories!

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Beluga in the Churchill River with sun streaks through the clear water. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.

 

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Ice floes on the coast in Churchill. Alex De Vries Magnifico photo.

 

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Miss Piggy with a sky full of northern lights. Alex De Vries Magnifico photo.

 

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Sunset over the Precambrian shield. Alex De Vries- Magnifico photo.

 

Inukshuk in Churchill at sunset. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.

 

Beluga in the clear Churchill River. Alex De Vries – Mgnifico photo.

Sea North Tours – Beluga Whale Watch

Sea North Tours operates fantastic beluga whale watching trips on the Churchill River and Hudson Bay for groups like Natural Habitat Adventures. Their small group format allows travelers to get up close and personal with the belugas and other wildlife. The Sea North 2 carries 30 or so passengers and gives photographers a different vantage point from above the water while the Italian – made zodiacs can approach the whales within touching distance. Belugas enjoy following the slipstream from the zodiac’s outboard motor and sometimes three or four at a time troll behind in the bubbly wake. Every day on the water in Churchill is a different experience. Stay tuned for more unique wildlife photos from Sea North Tours!

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

 

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Beluga whales at the bow in Churchill on the water. Sea North Tours photo.

 

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The Sea North 2 watching a pod of beluga whales on the Hudson Bay. Sea North Tours photo.

 

 

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Sea North Tours zodiac on the Churchill River by the Port of Churchill. Sea North Tours photo.

Churchill photo of the Week – Moose

This fantastic photograph of two moose near Caution Creek in Manitoba taken by Rhonda Reid, shows the diversity of wildlife in the Churchill region. We love seeing these snapshots from the more remote areas away from Churchill. With no roads in or out of Churchill and the surrounding tundra, the land is wide open for wildlife to roam as they wish… truly a “wild” frontier.

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Moose in the back country outside of Churchill. Rhonda Reid photo.

Polar Bear Season Images – Churchill

Natural Habitat Adventures guide Eric Rock submitted these fantastic Churchill photos from last weeks sensational polar bear expedition in Churchill. Travelers on the trip had amazing photo opportunities with various landscape and wildlife features. These pics by Eric capture the feel of the trip and point to an increase in polar bear activity as the season moves along. Fresh snow is falling today in Churchill as you view this post. Polar bears will start moving at an increased rate with the new look of the tundra. Should be some exciting images and notes from the field in the next week. Enjoy!

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