Churchill Video of the Week – Polar Bear Seal Hunt

Some rare footage of a polar bear hunting seals on the ice. This video is from the far northern Arctic as you can see by the mountains portrayed. Polar bears display incredible patience while hunting seals on the pack ice. Some researchers have documented the bears covering their black noses with their paws to avoid detection as they lay patiently on the ice near a seal blow hole or den. Because the seal – kill incidents are very infrequent it’s particularly difficult to capture these interactions on film. This one is pretty cool!

Polar Bear Season – Snowy Images

Some really amazing photos from Churchill photographer Katie de Meulles. The photography from Churchill and polar bear season has been the best in years with varied subjects from the tundra. With another season in the books before we know it northern lights season will be going strong…seems like it just ended. Enjoy these shots from polar bear season!

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View through town of Churchill.Katie de Meulles.

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Polar bear family on the tundra. Katie de Meulles photo.

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Sunset and polar bears. Katie de Meulles photo.

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Polar bears in the snow in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Katie de Meulles photo.

Sunset in Churchill, Manitoba

Sunset in Churchill. Katie de Meulles photo.

Polar Bear Season.. Not Quite Over

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A polar bear waiting patiently for the hudson Bay to freeze. Michelle Viengkone photo.

Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets of Churchill polar bear season has reincarnated itself. Well, not quite that dramatic or mysterious, more like prevailing south winds that pushed the pack ice back into the immense Hudson Bay. This will most likely be a short – lived reprieve as the ice will surely pack in within the week. Northerly winds are forcasted. Most polar bears are already on the ice though there are some still lingering around. Manitoba Conservation statistics below show there are still 20 polar bears in the holding facility. Soon they all will be released to join the rest on the Hudson Bay ice pack. Polar bear season is not defined by travelers coming to see polar bears in their Natural Habitat but rather by when bears are able to access the winter environment in which they live and feed for survival!

Weekly Manitoba Conservation polar bear statistics.

Weekly Manitoba Conservation polar bear statistics. Manitoba Conservation image.

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