Last week I just started my 13th season guiding Churchill Polar Bear trips for Natural Habitat Adventures. The temperatures were much warmer than average, but we still had several nice encounters with polar bears, saw two snowy owls, had some excellent opportunities to photograph ptarmigan, foxes and arctic hares. A strange thing happened while we were on the tundra. We drove by an old military observation tower built in the early 1950’s for cold weather training, and when we drove by it again a few hours later it had collapsed in the high winds. It had been an iconic landmark for almost 7 decades, but nature finally took its course.
It is going to be another awesome season in Churchill. Every trip is totally different, but they are always so much fun… polar bears, crazy weather, arctic creatures, and one of my favorite communities on earth!
Check out some of my favorite photos from this first week: