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Category: Churchill

Polar Bears Face a Tough Winter as Temperatures Spike in the Arctic

Polar beac on normal November sea ice

Tweet A friend posted a disturbing picture on Facebook the other day, shot by a resident of Churchill, Manitoba on December 30, 2015. At first there seems nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year. It shows the snowy shore of Hudson Bay, but looking closely, you can see waves breaking on the shore […]

My Polar Bear Trip to Churchill Manitoba, Polar Bear Capital of the World (a story by IWA Traveler Joy Ehle)

Polar Bear at Churchill

Tweet Polar Bear Capital of the World: A Chilling Visit to Churchill Manitoba If I encounter a polar bear I’m supposed to stay calm. Really? I’m supposed to back away slowly, facing the bear at all times. The worst thing to do: run. No problem. I’m so encased in down and polar fleece, I can […]

The Mother of All Polar Bear Tours

Polar Bear Fight on Cape Churchill Polar Bear Tours

What began as an end-of-the-season blowout party for the staff and organizers of our infant polar bear-watching season years ago near Churchill evolved into one of the most sought-after trips for pro photographers and TV media looking for images of polar bears.

Slowly at first, then as a flood, the word got out among pro wildlife photographers and TV news and documentary crews that this was THE place to get images of bears. The end result was that almost every polar bear picture in magazines, books and polar bear documentaries on TV was shot on one of our Cape Churchill polar bear tours.

IUCN Study Predicts Dramatic Decline in Polar Bear Populations – Polar Bears International

Sitting polar bear

Tweet Unless action is taken to reduce energy use from fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions, scientists predict a dramatic reduction in polar bear habitats over the next 10 to 50 years, due largely to global warming, according to a new study by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). The IUCN Red List […]

Brrrr… Unless you’re a polar bear

Polar bear, Churchill, Manitoba

Tweet As the US braces for another record-setting snow and ice blitz, we can’t help but think about how well polar bears are adapted to their arctic environment. But how exactly do these massive animals manage to stay warm when the temperature plunges into minus territory? Sure, they have that nice warm white fur coat, […]