The photo titled Motherhood was taken in March 2016 by Daisy Gilardini. It was selected as the grand prize winner out of 20,000 submissions in an international photo contest and was on display for a year at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington , DC. After another awesome polar bear season in Churchill and the return of train service to the outpost on the Hudson Bay, this image captures the positive feeling of the people and vibe in Churchill. Looking forward to this good fortune continuing into the winter and beyond.
Happy Thanksgiving to all from Churchill! Wishing you a beautiful day with family and friends and amazing food. Enjoy!
Polar bear season 2018 is in the history books following quite the incredible season. Aside from the late freezing of the Hudson Bay, the Arctic wildlife was tremendously abundant throughout the six week season in Churchill and the surrounding region. Snow came early and polar bears roamed the frozen tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. These magnificent images by Natural Habitat Adventures amazing guide Drew Hamilton are some of the best of the season. Enjoy!
Manitoba Sustainable Development has issued the weekly Polar Bear Statistics for November 5-11. Hudson Bay is beginning to see some ice formation and some polar bears are starting to explore and test their winter seal hunting grounds. Caution is advised for all travelers to remain aware as curious polar bears are still in the area.