Polar bear sleeping just outside the Tundra Lodge. Jason Luoma photo.
Mexican polar bear standoff with a polar rover in Churchill. Jason Luoma photo.
Polar bear mom protecting her cub from the dangers on the tundra in Churchill. Jason Luoma photo.
Polar bear resting in the scrub willows near the Tundra Lodge. Jason Luoma photo.
Natural Habitat Adventures and Great White Bear Tours operate one of the most incredible wildlife viewing spots on Earth. Tundra Lodge camp Manager Jason Luoma, who by the way, manages Natural Habitat’s Greenland Base Camp as well, took these photos over the past few years. The first pic, sleeping bear, is from this week. The view from the lodge is so serene and breathtaking that polar bears become just part of the landscape…especially when they are sleeping. Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts come to this place for unimaginable chances to capture polar bears and other Arctic wildlife in action. And, most times expectations are exceeded beyond belief!
Great White Bear Tour’s latest monster build. Krys Walczak photo.
Rear view of the new Great White Bear Tours all-terrain vehicle. Krys Walczak photo.
Great White Bear and Anything Custom has done it again. They created this mini monster ATV, “Sherpa”, with a top speed of 28mph on land and 3.8mph in the water. The Walkoski crew is testing it out as they drive to Churchill. They left Gillam late last night and we will update you on the journey as soon as we hear. The machine will be used throughout the year but mainly during the polar bear season in October and November in Churchill.
This new mean machine was built/modified by Great White Bear Tours at their Winnipeg shop, Anything Custom. They have just trekked from Winnipeg to Churchill with some valuable cargo. Mission completed!
Northern tree line underneath the stars and swash of the northern lights in Churchill. Lindsey Bell photo.
Great White Bear Tours shuttle driver Lindsey Bell took this rugged portrayal of the phenomenal Churchill northern lights with her last Natural Habitat Adventures group of the season. Lindsey worked tirelessly all season to insure Nat Hab travelers and their leaders had the most exciting and rewarding northern experiences of their lives. We look forward to our next adventures in the not so far off Churchill Northern Summer trips. Enjoy!
For decades Great White Bear Tours has been Natural Habitat’s partner in logistics and providing travelers with access to the most heavily polar bear populated region in North America. The Churchill Wildlife Management Area is where all the incredible polar bear action takes place and Great White Bear Tundra Lodge has been home to lucky Nat Hab travelers for years now during October and November. These photos from GWB wonderfully capture the polar bear season that just finished up in Churchill. Enjoy!
Great White Bear polar rover in Churchill. Konan Wendt photo.
Pensive polar bear in the Churchill willows. GWB photo.
Red fox staring out at the water in Churchill. GWB photo.
Polar bears sparring in the CWMA. Henry Zhang photo.
Snowy owl above the Churchill tundra. Don Walkoski photo.