Here are some final retrospective aurora shots from Alex De Vries – Magnifico at Discover Churchill. These astonishing images of northern lights were taken over the last couple of weeks of Natural Habitat Adventures’ northern lights season. Alex has been a reliable source of incredible northern lights pics over the years and this season has been no exception. Another season is in the books with nearly all travelers seeing phenomenal aurora displays over multiple nights. Can’t wait for Churchill Summer adventures to get underway! Enjoy!
Circular aurora borealis over the Wapusk Adventures dogsled camp in Churchill. Discover Churchill photo.
Northern lights illuminate the Canadian Shield in Churchill. Discover Churchill photo.
Aurora borealis illuminates a Krumholz spruce on the Churchill tundra. Discover Churchill photo.
Natural Habitat’s Aurora Pod with a funnel of northern lights overhead. Discover Churchill photo.
Northern lights cast a green hue on the snow-covered tundra in Churchill. Discover Churchill photo.
View of the shimmering northern lights through the boulders of the precambrian shield. Discover Churchill photo.
Aurora season is going strong and the northern lights have been amazing as usual. These shots by Alex De Vries – Magnifico in Churchill capture the incredible scenery juxtaposed with the scintillating aurora borealis overhead! Alex’s Discover Churchill images are the most amazing we have seen over the last few northern lights seasons! We are sure there will be more in the next month or so from the northern lights mecca! Travelers from Natural Habitat Adventures have been awed with the incredible light show above Churchill this season. Enjoy!
A polar bear on the rocks warming in the sun. Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.
A sleepy polar bear waking up from an afternoon nap Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.
Arctic Hare scavenging for a morsel of food on the Churchill tundra. Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.
A polar bear lounging in the refreshing Churchill snow. Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.
Two polar bears venturing out on the Hudson Bay ice. Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.
A big male polar bear looking for some fun or a meal. Alex De Vries-Magnifico photo.
Wow..what fantastic shots from Churchill photographer Alex De Vries – Magnifico from the tundra. These polar bears and Arctic hare appear healthy and happy as they meander the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Another polar bear season in Churchill has come and gone with the Hudson Bay ice forming just as the season finished up. The infusion of travelers to Churchill this past October and November hopefully provided some relief from the saga of the train not running. Wishing all Churchillians an uplifting holiday season and new year ahead!
Alex De Vries – Magnifico took these awesome wave shots of the Hudson Bay in Churchill after the recent blizzard slammed the region. Winds up to 80 kilometers per hour were stirring up the water with ferocious results. During the heart of the polar bear season, this storm has churned up the Hudson Bay to a mighty froth. I have been on the water with big rollers but nothing close to this action. You can envision how travel on the Hudson Bay for early mariners and explorers was during the early days of ship travel. What an experience with the added stress of ice forming in the fall and being stranded through the Arctic winter.
Waves on the Hudson Bay after the storm. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.
Hudson Bay turmoil after a winter storm. Alex De Vries -Magnifico photo.
The Hudson Bay all stirred up in Churchill. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.
Hudson Bay waves crashing along Churchill shore. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.
Check out this sequence of images by Alex De Vries – Magnifico in Churchill. The avid photographer has been on a tear lately with some very impressive shots from the polar bear capital of the world. With the continuing growing effects of global warming, opportunistic polar bears have been forced to increase their range of food sources and amount of those sources to keep body fat high throughout the year. Enjoy!