We’re now in the season in Churchill when polar bear moms and their cub(s) emerge from their dens in Wapusk National Park and venture over the tundra close to town on their way to the Hudson Bay ice pack. Once there, sows will teach their young polar bear cubs how to hunt seals and also gain some sustenance for themselves after a long winter under the earth and snow in their dens. This video was taken by Quinton Hart in Churchill just a day ago. Everyone should be on the lookout for these bear families along the coast!
Check out this cool, short video by National Geographic on the “Unicorns of the Sea”, the beautiful Narwhal. These unique animals have a tooth that grows up to 10 feet and extends from the upper jaw. New research through drone footage has discovered that the tooth is used for hunting fish in addition to other things. One of the Arctic’s most prized animals, they are quite hard to see in the wild unless you go far north!
This awe-inspiring video compilation from Alan Dyer in Churchill portrays the essence of experiencing the northern lights in such a remote and beautiful raw location. This season more than ever has literally shed inspirational “light” on the town of Churchill and all the strong people that have endured being isolated even more since the Hudson Bay Rail Line has been washed out. Hopefully, before next aurora season, the train will be back running to Churchill and the northern lights will be shining just as brightly!
This short film, Eye of the Storm is set in Iceland. Storms of all kinds form in Iceland with, sand, ash, snow, rain and solar being the most common. Storms often demonstrate the power of nature and its effects on our planet Earth. Natures mystery is unveiled when we see the landscapes created from They reveal nature’s beauty and its hand in creating the landscapes visible today. This compilation was filmed in Iceland between February and March of 2014 when a phenomenal solar flare and coronal mass ejection collided with Earth’s atmosphere. The northern lights emanating from particles colliding with the atmosphere are just supernatural in appearance. Enjoy!
Iqaluit was -35C recently and some fun was had by Jinny Lamontagne with this slow motion video of spraying some hot tea. Winter can be long in the Arctic so new experiences are a way to make it through and stimulate the mind. This video reminds us all of the popular image of about a year ago of the same activity. It’s a pretty cool reaction when the hot liquid meets the frigid air. Enjoy the clip!
The incredible dining experience known as RAW will return to Churchill on March 2 – 10. The annual gastronomic wonder sets up out at Fort Prince of Wales across the Churchill River. A transparent glass roof allows diners to enjoy gourmet cuisine under the northern lights while staying comfortably warm. The whole Churchill experience is full of northern wonder!