Two steps ahead…
Ready to pounce
The ol’ neck grab
Starting all over
Two really great bears that spent time near Ladoon's kennels this season - good friends that liked to scrap.
During a visit to Seal River Lodge a couple years ago, I had the chance to have a really close encounter with a younger male bear. Sitting close to the fence, I attracted this guy's attention by making eye contact and then slowly looking away - an old buggy driver trick. He came over and very gently and methodically, proceeded to check the entire fence for weakness. He would 'gnaw' at one section of the fence, then step back, think and try another one. It was a pretty neat insight into a bear's though … Continue Reading ››
Northern lights are so strong in Churchill, they can be seen even in the summer when the sun barely sets.
View from the Churchill River Flats, a recreation retreat for many Churchillians.
Fog can roll in quickly where the Churchill River meets the cold waters of Hudson Bay.
Snorkelling with beluga whales has fast become one of Churchill’s top attractions. It is a truly amazing experience.
Belugas can be seen swimming in pods of 6-20 animals, often segregated by sex.
Polar bears are back in the Churchill area by early July, keep your eyes open.
Beluga whales will swim right along side your zodiac tour.
Belugas can grow up to 14′ long and maybe weigh around 2000 lbs.
Almost thirty grain ships visit Churchill each year between July and November.
An estimated 57,000 beluga whales live in the western Hudson Bay region, spending summers in the Seal, Churchill and Nelson River estuaries.
Images courtesy of Alex de Vries - www.alexdevriesphotography.com