Polar bear sleeping just outside the Tundra Lodge. Jason Luoma photo.
Mexican polar bear standoff with a polar rover in Churchill. Jason Luoma photo.
Polar bear mom protecting her cub from the dangers on the tundra in Churchill. Jason Luoma photo.
Polar bear resting in the scrub willows near the Tundra Lodge. Jason Luoma photo.
Natural Habitat Adventures and Great White Bear Tours operate one of the most incredible wildlife viewing spots on Earth. Tundra Lodge camp Manager Jason Luoma, who by the way, manages Natural Habitat’s Greenland Base Camp as well, took these photos over the past few years. The first pic, sleeping bear, is from this week. The view from the lodge is so serene and breathtaking that polar bears become just part of the landscape…especially when they are sleeping. Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts come to this place for unimaginable chances to capture polar bears and other Arctic wildlife in action. And, most times expectations are exceeded beyond belief!
The Churchill polar bear cam is focused on the tundra around Churchill, Manitoba where polar bears are resting and waiting for sea ice to form on Hudson Bay. Keep tuned in to catch all the exciting polar bear action as well as other Arctic wildlife in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area! With the heart of the season yet to come we are in for one of the most successful polar bear seasons ever for Churchill!
Polar bear on the snow – covered rocks in Churchill. Drew h Hamilton photo.
A classic Churchill polar bear image captured by Drew Hamilton. This polar bear season in Churchill has been spectacular and getting better by the day. Hopes are still high that a train will pull into Churchill station before the polar bear season finishes up for the year. The polar bear capital of the world is rebounding with positive vibes and incredible polar bear action these days!
Polar bear mom and cubs on the tundra. Jason Luoma photo.
Polar bear taking a look into the polar rover. Kry Walczak photo.
Two sparring male polar bears near the tundra lodge in Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Jason Luoma photo.
With snow already covering the tundra in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, polar bears have become more active and are up and about sparring and moving along the coastal region near the Tundra Lodge. Numbers of bears being spotted by Natural Habitat Adventures groups are close to 15 or more.
Here are two Natural Habitat Adventure guide reports from the past week in Churchill:
“Wildlife is OFF THE CHARTS. A true banner week for this early in the season. We had three diverse weather days and incredible wildlife sightings, including: eight polar bears with close encounters, Arctic fox, red fox (silver morph),gyrfalcon, harbor seal, snow bunting, snowy owl, semi-palmated plovers, semi-palmated sandpipers, glaucous gulls, herring gulls, willow ptarmigan, common raven and common eider!!”