Churchill Polar Bears, 2012

We visited Churchill, Manitoba in November, 2012 to see polar bears. We had three intense days on the tundra traveling in "Polar Rovers", large bus-like vehicles with wide 5-foot tires and a rear outdoor platform. We were about 10 feet off the tundra, just high enough to be out of the reach of the largest polar bear! Polar bears gather near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada waiting for the ice to freeze on Hudson Bay. Once the ice forms, they can walk out to hunt for seals. We posted more details on our blog.

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Polar bear rolling in snow
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Polar bear
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Polar Bears Play-Fighting
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Scarface
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More Play-Fighting
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Post-Play-Fighting Nap
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Round One
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Round Two
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Churchill River Sunset
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Red Fox
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Willow Ptarmigan
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Big Boy
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Big Boy crossing the tundra
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Big Boy
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Gordon Point
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Big Boy feeding on kelp
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Mom & two cubs
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Sunset near Churchill
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Inside Inuit House
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Inukchuk at night
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A Polar Bear under the metal grate of the back observation deck
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Marc & Polar Bear
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Round Three
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Snowy Owl
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Polar bear playing with a snowmobile
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Boreal Chickadee
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Wolverine Tracks
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Cross Fox
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Churchill Sofa
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Kelsey Blvd, Churchill
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Us in front of a stuffed Polar Bear
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Polar bear transfer from jail
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Polar bear ready to fly
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Flying polar bear
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Flying polar bear headed north







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