Sunday, December 24, 2017

Churchill Polar Bears, 13th November 2017

My final day in Churchill in 2017 was spent on a second Frontiers North Tundra Buggy tour. By this stage in the season, few bears were left on the tundra, but I was fortunate still to see two family groups before returning to town and making some preliminary arrangements for my 2018 visit.


























Silver Fox



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Churchill Polar Bears, 12th November 2017




Arctic Fox


Red Fox









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Churchill Polar Bears, 11th November 2017














Arctic Fox



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Churchill, 10th November 2017

This day brought no polar bear sightings, but it did provide the opportunity to travel with my friends from The Great Bear Foundation, who provide ethical and affordable field courses to Churchill in the summer and autumn each year. It was through this excellent organisation that I discovered Churchill, and was first able to experience polar bears, and they impart a wealth of cultural and ecological information about the area.


Prince of Wales Fort


We Swim in the Same Waters mural, part of the Sea Walls Project


Miss Piggy, which crashed in 1979


The Ithaca ship wreck


Beach hut


Golf Balls, the remnants of an early warning system from Cold War days.





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Churchill Polar Bears & Northern Lights, 9th November 2017

This day brought an unsatisfactory trip on a Polar Rover with Great White Bear Tours, a company I personally would not recommend patronising, but on a more positive note, the Northern Lights were visible in the evening. Typically, at this time of year there is a high chance of cloud cover, but a key reason I try to stay in Churchill for a week (longer than many) is to increase my odds of seeing the aurora. These photos were taken on the road to Goose Greek, away from the lights of town.








Arctic Hare











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Churchill Polar Bears, 8th November 2017





















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