The 2019 Churchill Wild Guest Photo Contest results are in! It was another fabulous contest full of beautiful submissions and, as always, it was very difficult to pick winners. There were just so many exceptional entries to choose from!
Winning photographers hailed from around the world and winning photographs came from all three of our ecolodges on the Hudson Bay coast on a variety of different polar bear safaris including the Polar Bear Photo Safari at Seal River, Polar Bear Photo Safari at Nanuk, Great Ice Bear Adventure, Den Emergence Quest, Fall Dual Lodge Safari, Summer Dual Lodge Safari, Hudson Bay Odyssey and Birds, Bears and Belugas.
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all of our guests for your submissions. We loved your photos almost as much as we enjoyed having you as guests!
|Category||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Polar Bears||Karen Fowlie||Marielena Smith||Rob Julien|
|Other Wildlife||Ruth Elwell-Steck||Andy Steffan||Scott Claffee|
|Landscapes||Christoph Jansen||Fabienne Jansen||Peter Hartlove|
|Lodge Int/Ext||Fabienne Jansen||Steve Zalan||Bernice Jacobs|
|People||Ruth Elwell-Steck||Michael Cargill||Graham Powell|
|Amateur||Lily Claffee||Dalia Katzir||Stacy Heilgeist|
Normally we don’t allow guests to win in more than one category, but there were a couple instances where photographers were deserving of multiple awards. These are unprecedented times, so we made the unprecedented decision to waive that rule for this year’s contest. Click through the gallery below to view all the winning photos and honourable mentions!
Churchill Wild 2019 Guest Photo Contest Gallery
The Great Ice Bear Adventure