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!
Polar bear on the snow – covered rocks in Churchill. Drew h Hamilton photo.
A classic Churchill polar bear image captured by Drew Hamilton. This polar bear season in Churchill has been spectacular and getting better by the day. Hopes are still high that a train will pull into Churchill station before the polar bear season finishes up for the year. The polar bear capital of the world is rebounding with positive vibes and incredible polar bear action these days!
Looking ahead to the new year of 2018. Drew Hamilton photo.
Such an awesome polar bear shot from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Drew Hamilton in Churchill. Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year’s eve and coming 2018! Churchillpolarbears.org will be bringing you all the coming sights from the sky above Churchill in northern lights season! See you all in 2018.
With Churchill’s northern light season just about a month away, here’s a video clip from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Drew Hamilton in the great white north….soon to be the great “green” north! Of course, aurora borealis occurs throughout the year in the Arctic and sub – Arctic, however, January through March is the prime window for viewing, when skies are the clearest. The Hudson Bay on the Churchill shores freezes over and no moisture rises to form cloud cover or fog. This season is promising to be one of high-intensity auroral action as we are still in a cycle of heavy solar flare activity. We will be posting regularly with all the news and views from the heart of the northern lights action in Churchill!
After what seems like weeks of blizzard news from Churchill, the main focus of this time of year has returned with some exquisite and intriguing northern lights images from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Drew Hamilton. Drew and his travelers ventured out on the ice pack of Bird Cove just outside of town to the wreck of the MV Ithaca. This favorite pilgrimage destination allows for incredible photos that highlight the waves of aurora borealis over the frozen Hudson Bay. Enjoy these cool pics and look for more northern lights posts and less snow news! Enjoy.
Looking across ice – packed Bird Cove at the shipwreck Ithaca. Drew Hamilton photo.
The Ithaca shipwreck with northern lights above. Drew Hamilton photo.
Ithaca shipwreck with aurora borealis in the distance. Drew Hamilton photo.
Northern lights above the mast of the Ithaca shipwreck. Drew Hamilton photo.
Fantastic view of the Ithaca with northern lights above. Drew Hamilton photo.
Erie perspective of the Ithaca with the northern lights. Drew Hamilton photo.
Nat Hab travelers next to the Ithaca and northern lights. Drew Hamilton photo.