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.
Even though the train was inactive this summer the wildlife and sights in Churchill were out of sight..well not really, they were very much in sight…but you know what I mean. These summer round – up photos are a summary of what Churchill summer is all about… iconic landmarks with incredible natural beauty. Sometimes we take this environment for granted though it never fails to expose more treaures every season. Can’t wait for this polar bear season to give us more wondrous sights and stories!
Beluga in the Churchill River with sun streaks through the clear water. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.
Ice floes on the coast in Churchill. Alex De Vries Magnifico photo.
Miss Piggy with a sky full of northern lights. Alex De Vries Magnifico photo.
Sunset over the Precambrian shield. Alex De Vries- Magnifico photo.
Inukshuk in Churchill at sunset. Alex De Vries – Magnifico photo.
Beluga in the clear Churchill River. Alex De Vries – Mgnifico photo.
Enjoy this awesome short video from National Geographic with interesting facts about majestic Beluga Whales and their environment. Churchill Summer travelers are currently experiencing these magnificent animals right now in the Churchill River and Hudson Bay. We will be posting updates, photos and videos from Churchill periodically as the summer progresses. Stay tuned for all the exciting news from the “beluga capital of the world”!
The Photo of the Week comes from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut taken by Dustin IInik. The magnificence of the northern caribou herd is striking when viewed across the wide open tundra of northern Canada. I personally, at some point, would like to try and film footage from within the migration itself by possibly rigging a fixed camera in a position where it wouldn’t get destroyed. Churchill summer and Arctic summer on the whole reveal incredible wildlife experiences that show themselves when you least expect them to. Enjoy!
Dorota Walkoski of Great White Bear Tours captured this harbinger of spring image in Churchill. Caribou, snow geese and Canada geese fill the landscape and feed on the bounty which the north provides this time of year! Bountiful Churchill summer will be upon us soon and avid explorers will flock to town for birding excursions, beluga whale charters and tundra exploring in search of fox, polar bears, Arctic hare and even wolves. This summer on the Hudson Bay is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent years. Stay posted for all the news and photos from the north!