Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy these fantastic polar bear images from Churchill and have a great holiday!
I thought it would be fun to post three photos from Churchill…one wildlife image from air, land and sea. Churchill’s diversity is immense from season to season and you quite honestly never know what you will experience from trip to trip. It’s always an amazing wildlife adventure in Churchill’s untamed frontier!
Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Joseph too this magnificent polar photo in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area last polar bear season. The ability to capture the detail in an image that is predominately white takes years of practice and experimenting with technical skill. Enjoy the image!
David Letterman went out on a serious note by interviewing James Balog, producer of the acclaimed documentary “Chasing Ice”. It appears a testament to the incredible urgency of reversing the affects of carbon emissions on the Earth’s atmosphere. Balog and his staff have spent years filming receding glaciers through time – lapse photography. The recession of ice is fairly alarming! Click on the video to view on Vimeo. Check out the “Chasing Ice” trailer below the Letterman video!
With the Churchill Arctic Summer season coming quickly, we thought we would present a video preview of the possibility of seeing polar bears in Churchill during the summer. This footage by local Churchillian Joe Stover was filmed last August. A mother polar bear with her two cubs walking along a road about 20 kilometers outside town is a somewhat rare sight though not uncommon if you happen to be in the right place at the right time. Summer is a paradox regarding polar bears. The “right place at the right time” can easily turn into the “wrong place at the wrong time” if one is unprepared or complacent in wandering the area without a guide or bear protection. This is true especially along the beaches where bears can easily conceal themselves in the undulating Precambrian shield. Summer in many aspects can be more dangerous than fall polar bear season as it’s common and easy to let one’s guard down. Being aware and not wandering too afar without protection or a vehicle will ensure staying safe.