Polar Bears in Churchill – Photo Adventure
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An expert photographer-naturalist leads this immersive journey into the Realm of the Polar Bear. Your photo adventure spends three full days on the tundra where polar bears congregate each autumn on the shores of the Hudson Bay, waiting for it to freeze, so that they can start their winter hunting season. Custom-designed Polar Rovers take us into the heart of their wild habitat, with plenty of space for equipment and room to manoeuver in order to capture those magnificent shots. Your expert guide will also provide evening lectures on how best to capture Arctic wildlife through the camera’s lens – notably polar bears, Arctic fox, Arctic hare and more !
Spend three full days photographing polar bear on the tundra – guided by our expert photo expedition leader
Day 1 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Our tour begins in Winnipeg. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will meet your Expedition leader in the evening at your Welcome dinner.
Day 2 Winnipeg to Churchill
Fly to Churchill in the morning, our base for our polar bear adventure. This evening we enjoy a lecture on Arctic photography by our Expedition Leader, who is both an accomplished photographer and seasoned naturalist.
Day 3 Polar Bear Photography
Uniquely designed Polar Rovers are our mobile means for spending time amongst the bears. Although each vehicle accommodates up to 35 passengers, we take a maximum of 16, ensuring that everyone has a window seat, space for camera gear and plenty of room to photograph. For three full days, we spend our daylight hours on the tundra, photographing polar bears as they roam the edge of Hudson Bay waiting for the ice to freeze.
Day 4 Polar Bear Photography
You will be delighted by their rugged beauty and playful antics, as we watch the bears interact. From the warmth of our vehicle, we may see mothers with cubs, young males play-fighting, or a lone bear ambling over the tundra in solitary grandeur.
Day 5 Polar Bear Photography
Out on the white expanse of the tundra we may also spot other northern wildlife including Arctic fox, snowy owl, ptarmigan and gyrfalcon. In addition to sharing photography advice, our Expedition Leader will provide you with a captivating interpretation of the animal behaviour. Each evening, dinner will be followed by presentations on photography, wildlife or local native cultures. If the night skies are clear and we’re fortunate enough to see the dancing colours of the aurora borealis, we’ll head for a place away from the lights of town to capture this magical event on camera.
Day 6 Churchill to Winnipeg
You will have time to explore Churchill before boarding our afternoon flight back to Winnipeg. We enjoy a farewell lunch in Churchill and a final dinner reception before our adventure concludes in Winnipeg.
Day 7 Depart Winnipeg
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.