A recent project monitoring polar bears will help scientists better understand patterns of energy use in a warming Arctic. The project partners included Polar Bears International, USGS, explore.org, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, York University, San Diego Institute for Conservation Research, Exeye (camera inventor) and Arctic Bear Productions.
The thousands of snow geese that make Churchill home every summer have descended on the frontier northern town once again. This image by Rhonda Reid shows the snow geese lighting on the tundra ready to forage on the marsh grasses of the Hudson Bay coastline.
Snow geese arrive in Churchill. Rhonda Reid photo.
Natural Habitat Adventures has announced its’ “2016 Wildlife Photography Contest”. Any legal resident of the United States of America or District of Columbia as well as Canada (excluding province of Quebec) is eligible to enter. So come on all you aspiring Wildlife photo buffs get your best shots together and enter!
Mother polar bear and her two coy roam the frozen tundra. Thon Huijser photo.
Submissions will be accepted May 2, 2016 – June 14, 2016. Voting and judging will take place June 15, 2016 – July 31, 2016.
This should be a widely popular contest with Grand prize winners eligible for a Polar bear adventure in Classic Polar Bear Adventure in Churchill, Manitoba and a Hidden Yellowstone Photo Safari in Jackson, Wyoming. B&H photo gift certificates and a Visa gift card will also be given as prizes. Total prize pool will total $16,000 US.
For complete rules and regulations for the contest check this link:
These photos from Churchill photographer Rhonda Reid are from this past week. The prodigious Churchill wildlife is increasing as the region starts to come out of winters freeze. Even though snow fell a few days ago it won’t be long before life in all forms blooms and reveals itself around the tundra. Looking forward to more images as wildlife arrives all around the region.
Rough legged hawk atop a spruce tree . Rhonda Reid photo.
Mallard duck pair in Churchill. Rhonda Reid photo.
Caribou crossing the Churchill River. Rhonda Reid photo.