Churchill Photos of the Week – Polar Bears

Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy these fantastic polar bear images from Churchill and have a great holiday!

polar bears in Chiurchill

Polar bears sparring in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Natural Habitat Adventures photo.

Polar bear in Churchill, MB.

A telephoto lens enables the photographer to get in close. Natural Habitat Adventures photo.

Hudson Bay helicopters transports bears northwest from the polar bear compound in Churchill, Manitoba.

Hudson Bay helicopter lifting off with a cargo of polar bears. Natural Habitat Adventures photo.

Cubs of the year wrestle in the wilows of Churchill, Manitoba.

Two coy frolick in the willows. Colby Brokvist photo.

Polar bear on a polar rover in Churchill, MB.

Polar bear greeting travelers. Natural Habitat Adventures photo. 

Churchill Sunday Photos – Air, Land and Sea

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!

Arctic tern in Churchill,MB.

Arctic tern hovers above the Churchill River in Churchill,MB. Rhonda Reid photo.

Churchill polar bears.

Polar bears in aggressive mode. Curtis Bouvier photo.

Beluga looking curiously up from the Churchill River.

Beluga looking curiously up from the Churchill River. Steve Selden photo.

Letterman’s Last Show Serious Climate Business

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!

Churchill Video of the Week – Polar Bear Mom and Cubs

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.

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