November 13 – Snow and fog dominated this morning as groups departed for the tundra. By late morning visibility improved greatly, and strong, cold winds came up from the north. The bay has begun to freeze again and some polar bears have moved back onto the ice. One bear near Gordon Point commanded most of the attention from bear watchers, with tundra vehicles taking turns to see it on the ice. Late in the day, a sow and cub were seen walking across on the ice from Halfway Point by a number of vehicles. It was an excellent day for smaller critter sightings including Arctic and red fox, gyrfalcon, Arctic hare and ptarmigan. An impressive sunset finished off the day as groups headed back to town.
Polar bears sparring on the frozen tundra in Churchill. Discover Churchill photo.
November 14 – A big storm blew in from the north. Visibility was limited throughout the day as snow blew sideways. These conditions are always tough for bear viewing and today was no exception. Travelers returned to town having managed to find ptarmigan and an Arctic hare, but polar bears remained elusive. The bay is now frozen again. Tomorrow is expected to bring sunny skies and milder temperatures; a positive forecast for a fresh perspective on the tundra.
Stygge Creek in Churchill frozen over. Alex De Vries – Magnifico.
These are some more fine images from the northern regions of Canada. We are continually searching for photos that depict life in the Arctic north of our beloved frontier town Churchill. The sky is a predominant, prevailing feature in these windows into the desolate yet magnificent world of Arctic life. We must cherish these glimpses into life in this region. No place on Earth can compare to the rawness of the north country...we continue to be blown away by the stark beauty!
Auyuittuk National Park is an untouched wilderness area in the Arctic where polar bears often roam and the incredible vistas like this one are daily occurrences! Enjoy.
Here are six stunning images from the north country in the Arctic. From polar bears to permafrost to unreal sunsets, the Arctic provides exhilarating experiences for all captured in photos forever. The diversity portrayed is dynamic and truly unique to that region. Similar to the wild feel of Churchill, as we travel further north the surprises are never-ending and unpredictable. Light plays such a role in these images and each one has some aspect that distinguishes it from others. Looking forward to discovering more incredible shots in the coming months. Enjoy!
These two captivating images from Nunavut embrace the feel of the region so much. The emptiness of the openness of the Arctic is unmatched and soothes the soul when you look deep into the landscape. The gateway to the Arctic, Churchill, is just the frontier of this wide open and wild land and sea. A trip to this region of the planet will truly restore one’s love of nature and wildlife! Enjoy.