Polar Bear Blog

Churchill Wild Instagram Photos from Guests, Photo Leaders and More Shared Here

The cleanest air on the planet lives here. And this big polar bear knows it. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Photo by Derek Kyostia @polar.nemo on Instagram.
The cleanest air on the planet lives here. Photo by Churchill Wild guide Derek Kyostia at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Click image for more from Derek at @polar.nemo on Instagram.

We want to share your Churchill Wild photos with the world!

Churchill Wild guests, professional photographers, photo leaders and staff post a large number of photos to Instagram, both on their personal accounts and on the @churchillwildsafaris Instagram page. The album below includes a mixture of photos from all the aforementioned groups and from our own account. You can click on any of the photos in the album and they will open a new window to the photographer or author page.

We love to share photos from our polar bear lodges, especially from guests, so if you’ve taken some great shots with us and have posted them to Instagram, using the tags #churchillwild and #churchillwildsafaris could help you gain more exposure on Instagram through this album.

Also make sure to tag the individual lodge or lodges you were visiting, which include #sealriverheritagelodge, #nanukpolarbearlodge and #dymondlakeecolodge. We’ll be creating Instagram feeds for all three lodges, so if you’ve tagged them in your posts they should show up in their respective albums and hopefully help you gain a few more loyal fans!

We’ll swap out the photo at the top of this post on a regular basis and link it to a different guest, photographer, photo leader, guide or staffer. Have to spread the “Loves” and “Likes” around! Of course, we’re also hoping you’ll follow @churchillwildsafaris on Instagram too. 🙂

A huge thanks to all of our guests, professional photographers, photo leaders and staff for sharing your incredible photos with us! Enjoy!

Bears fight for mating rights in the springtime, but when they spar and wrestle in the summer and fall, it's much more social. They test their strength by play fighting! Normally bears are quite sedentary in the summer due to the heat and a need to conserve energy, but these ones have figured out they can be social AND stay cool by playing in the shallow waters of Hudson Bay! 🤼 

This photo is #17 in our countdown to World Tourism Day, taken by Andreas Meyer-Wernecke during our Birds, Bears & Belugas Adventure in 2019. 

#worldtourismday2020 #polarbears #sparring #hudsonbay #arcticocean #churchill #manitoba #keepcool #polarbeartours #safari #wildlifesafari #sealriverheritagelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #ecotours #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #travelmemories

Bears fight for mating rights in the springtime, but when they spar and wrestle in the summer and fall, it's much more social. They test their strength by play fighting! Normally bears are quite sedentary in the summer due to the heat and a need to conserve energy, but these ones have figured out they can be social AND stay cool by playing in the shallow waters of Hudson Bay! 🤼

This photo is #17 in our countdown to World Tourism Day, taken by Andreas Meyer-Wernecke during our Birds, Bears & Belugas Adventure in 2019.

#worldtourismday2020 #polarbears #sparring #hudsonbay #arcticocean #churchill #manitoba #keepcool #polarbeartours #safari #wildlifesafari #sealriverheritagelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #ecotours #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #travelmemories
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How much do you know about foxes?! Check out our stories for some foxy fun facts! 🦊
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Photo by Ryan Scott
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#foxes #arcticfox #wildlifewednesday #dyk #churchillwild #arcticsafaris #wildlifeviewing #polarbeartours #adventuretravel #wildlifephotography #responsibletourism #sustainabletravel #ecolodges #natgeolodges #gonorth #exploremb #explorecanada #explorelater #hudsonbay #churchill #canada

How much do you know about foxes?! Check out our stories for some foxy fun facts! 🦊
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Photo by Ryan Scott
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#foxes #arcticfox #wildlifewednesday #dyk #churchillwild #arcticsafaris #wildlifeviewing #polarbeartours #adventuretravel #wildlifephotography #responsibletourism #sustainabletravel #ecolodges #natgeolodges #gonorth #exploremb #explorecanada #explorelater #hudsonbay #churchill #canada
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Walking On Ice #polarbear #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #memories #2018 #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Walking On Ice #polarbear #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #memories #2018 #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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Our flagship property is named Seal River Heritage Lodge, and yet, we rarely see sights like this! This bearded seal was beautifully captured by guide @jodymae last night during a sunset boat ride on Hudson Bay. 😍

#beardedseal #seal #churchillwild #marinelife #sunset #sunsetphotography #goldenhour #landscapephotograpy #wildlifephotography #photosafaris #arcticsafari #sealriverheritagelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #ecotourism #sustainabletravel #adventuretravel #canada #subarctic #dreamnowtravellater #travelsoon #exploremb

Our flagship property is named Seal River Heritage Lodge, and yet, we rarely see sights like this! This bearded seal was beautifully captured by guide @jodymae last night during a sunset boat ride on Hudson Bay. 😍

#beardedseal #seal #churchillwild #marinelife #sunset #sunsetphotography #goldenhour #landscapephotograpy #wildlifephotography #photosafaris #arcticsafari #sealriverheritagelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #ecotourism #sustainabletravel #adventuretravel #canada #subarctic #dreamnowtravellater #travelsoon #exploremb
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Saturday vibes...
#polarbear #churchillwild #nanuk #nanukpolarbearlodge #churchill #manitoba #Nikon #NikonNoFilter #travelmanitoba #canada #wildlifephotography #travelphotography #naturephotography #nb_nature_brilliance #naturebrilliance #nanpapix #wildlifefeaturez #bears.for.you #wildlifephotomag #wildlife_vision #marvelouz_animals #femalenaturephotography #wildlife_perfection #bearsofinstagram #natgeouniquelodges

Saturday vibes...
#polarbear #churchillwild #nanuk #nanukpolarbearlodge #churchill #manitoba #Nikon #NikonNoFilter #travelmanitoba #canada #wildlifephotography #travelphotography #naturephotography #nb_nature_brilliance #naturebrilliance #nanpapix #wildlifefeaturez #bears.for.you #wildlifephotomag #wildlife_vision #marvelouz_animals #femalenaturephotography #wildlife_perfection #bearsofinstagram #natgeouniquelodges
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Arctic Foxes are fun to watch. At times, you‘re not sure whether they‘re just being cute or making fun of you...

#arcticfox #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #manitoba #canada #canadawildlife #parksofcanada #sharecangeo #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #bbcearth

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Arctic Foxes are fun to watch. At times, you‘re not sure whether they‘re just being cute or making fun of you...

#arcticfox #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #manitoba #canada #canadawildlife #parksofcanada #sharecangeo #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #bbcearth
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👀 Look closely! There's a furry white visitor at the edge of the deck! 

Strict rules and the electric fencing outside our lodges keep everyone safe when there's a bear nearby, and allow for life-changing encounters like this one. 

This photo was taken by Scott Pianalto at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge in October of 2018. It's #10 in our countdown to World Tourism Day!

#worldtourismday2020 #churchillwildsafaris #arcticsafaris #safari #polarbeartours #polarbear #wildpolarbears #photosafari #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #lodgelife #nanukpolarbearlodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #wildlifeencounter #snow #taiga #borealforest #arcticwildlife #hudsonbay #churchill #manitoba #canada

👀 Look closely! There's a furry white visitor at the edge of the deck!

Strict rules and the electric fencing outside our lodges keep everyone safe when there's a bear nearby, and allow for life-changing encounters like this one.

This photo was taken by Scott Pianalto at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge in October of 2018. It's #10 in our countdown to World Tourism Day!

#worldtourismday2020 #churchillwildsafaris #arcticsafaris #safari #polarbeartours #polarbear #wildpolarbears #photosafari #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #lodgelife #nanukpolarbearlodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #wildlifeencounter #snow #taiga #borealforest #arcticwildlife #hudsonbay #churchill #manitoba #canada
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Tree Top #owl #snowyowl #nanukpolarbearlodge #churchillwild #denemergencequest #hudsonbay #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Tree Top #owl #snowyowl #nanukpolarbearlodge #churchillwild #denemergencequest #hudsonbay #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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Going For A Walk #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #memories #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Going For A Walk #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #memories #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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It’s tough waiting for the ice to form. This bear was utterly exhausted. Hard being the apex predator in the arctic. But not tough being so darn cute..happy week everyone.

It’s tough waiting for the ice to form. This bear was utterly exhausted. Hard being the apex predator in the arctic. But not tough being so darn cute..happy week everyone. ...

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#foxfriday
Northern Manitoba, Canada. 📷 Canon 1 DX Mark II, 600mm f/4 IS III, MM, ISO 400, f/4, SS 1000, handheld. .
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#sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #manitoba #manitobaphotography #imagesofcanada #sharecangeo #arcticfox #foxyfriday #travelcanada #exploremb #discoverearth #earthcapture #capturethemoment #throughthelens #beautifuldestinations #animalkingdom #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildgeography #women_wildlife_photography #animal_captures #yourshotphotographer #teamcanon #wildlife_shots

#foxfriday
Northern Manitoba, Canada. 📷 Canon 1 DX Mark II, 600mm f/4 IS III, MM, ISO 400, f/4, SS 1000, handheld. .
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#sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #manitoba #manitobaphotography #imagesofcanada #sharecangeo #arcticfox #foxyfriday #travelcanada #exploremb #discoverearth #earthcapture #capturethemoment #throughthelens #beautifuldestinations #animalkingdom #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildgeography #women_wildlife_photography #animal_captures #yourshotphotographer #teamcanon #wildlife_shots
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Trying to do a sit-up after too many extra lockdown meals.
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Photo by @robertpostmaphotography
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#polarbear #churchillwild #arcticsafaris #polarbeartours #wildpolarbears #hudsonbay #churchill #manitoba #canada #ecolodges #natgeolodges #wilderness #stayhomestaysafe #lockdown #exercisefail

Trying to do a sit-up after too many extra lockdown meals.
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Photo by @robertpostmaphotography
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#polarbear #churchillwild #arcticsafaris #polarbeartours #wildpolarbears #hudsonbay #churchill #manitoba #canada #ecolodges #natgeolodges #wilderness #stayhomestaysafe #lockdown #exercisefail
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Say 'hi' to Riley, head of our garden and orchard initiative, Prairie Wild! 🌿
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Riley is one of Mike and Jeanne’s (CW founders) sons-in-law and he’s one of those people with a plethora of talents. He’s worked as a chef at our ecolodges, studied plane maintenance, builds custom wood furniture, and is now a budding horticulturalist. He’s helping us become even more sustainable and enhancing our culinary experience by supplying our lodges with fresh produce throughout the season.
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Prairie Wild is now in its second year and we’re very excited for what Riley has in store next!
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👉 Learn more: https://www.churchillwild.com/about-us/prairie-wild/
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#ourwildteam #horticulture #gardening #permaculture #sustainablefarming #orchard #churchillwildsafaris #sustainabletravel #ecolodges #natgeolodges #culinarytravel #wildlifetours #wildpolarbears #polarbears #polarbeartours #hudsonbay #churchill

Say 'hi' to Riley, head of our garden and orchard initiative, Prairie Wild! 🌿
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Riley is one of Mike and Jeanne’s (CW founders) sons-in-law and he’s one of those people with a plethora of talents. He’s worked as a chef at our ecolodges, studied plane maintenance, builds custom wood furniture, and is now a budding horticulturalist. He’s helping us become even more sustainable and enhancing our culinary experience by supplying our lodges with fresh produce throughout the season.
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Prairie Wild is now in its second year and we’re very excited for what Riley has in store next!
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👉 Learn more: https://www.churchillwild.com/about-us/prairie-wild/
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#ourwildteam #horticulture #gardening #permaculture #sustainablefarming #orchard #churchillwildsafaris #sustainabletravel #ecolodges #natgeolodges #culinarytravel #wildlifetours #wildpolarbears #polarbears #polarbeartours #hudsonbay #churchill
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Phew, good news for all the little ones in New Zealand! The country's prime minister has declared that the Easter bunny is an essential worker and will carry out his/her duties to the best of his/her ability this weekend. We think this is what Canada's Easter bunny looks like. 😉
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photo by @chase.teron
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#easterbunny #arctichare #churchillwildsafaris #arcticsafaris #arcticwildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #polarbeartours #wildpolarbears #ecotours #ecolodges #natgeolodges #churchill #hudsonbay #canada #wildlifewednesday

Phew, good news for all the little ones in New Zealand! The country's prime minister has declared that the Easter bunny is an essential worker and will carry out his/her duties to the best of his/her ability this weekend. We think this is what Canada's Easter bunny looks like. 😉
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photo by @chase.teron
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#easterbunny #arctichare #churchillwildsafaris #arcticsafaris #arcticwildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #polarbeartours #wildpolarbears #ecotours #ecolodges #natgeolodges #churchill #hudsonbay #canada #wildlifewednesday
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It's World Oceans Day! Our lodges sit on the coast of Hudson Bay which is part of the Arctic Ocean, home to polar bears, beluga whales, seals, narwhal and more. .
This year, the World Oceans Day foundation is focussed on a movement to protect 30% of our planet by 2030. Head over to their website to sign the petition! https://bit.ly/2YkQxaW
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#worldoceansday #blueplanet #hudsonbay #arcticocean #polarbears #belugawhales #churchillwildsafaris #wildlifeviewing #polarbeartours #canada

It's World Oceans Day! Our lodges sit on the coast of Hudson Bay which is part of the Arctic Ocean, home to polar bears, beluga whales, seals, narwhal and more. .
This year, the World Oceans Day foundation is focussed on a movement to protect 30% of our planet by 2030. Head over to their website to sign the petition! https://bit.ly/2YkQxaW
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#worldoceansday #blueplanet #hudsonbay #arcticocean #polarbears #belugawhales #churchillwildsafaris #wildlifeviewing #polarbeartours #canada
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Summertime slumber-time, captured by @hudsonroadphotography 😍
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#nanukpolarbearlodge #churchillwild #arcticsummer #arcticsafaris #wildpolarbears #polarbearcub #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #ecolodge #canadianwilderness #hudsonbay #canada #exploremb #explorelater

Summertime slumber-time, captured by @hudsonroadphotography 😍
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#nanukpolarbearlodge #churchillwild #arcticsummer #arcticsafaris #wildpolarbears #polarbearcub #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #ecolodge #canadianwilderness #hudsonbay #canada #exploremb #explorelater
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Wow. That’s really all there is to say about this amazing photo by Scott Dere, @theelementofnature.
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#churchillwild #wildlifephotographer #wildlifephotography #portraitphotography #churchillwildsafaris #polarbear #polarbeartours #hudsonbay #churchill #arctic #adventuretravel #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #ecotravel

Wow. That’s really all there is to say about this amazing photo by Scott Dere, @theelementofnature.
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#churchillwild #wildlifephotographer #wildlifephotography #portraitphotography #churchillwildsafaris #polarbear #polarbeartours #hudsonbay #churchill #arctic #adventuretravel #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #ecotravel
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FACING THE STORM TOGETHER :: photo and story by @takkiwrites
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"It was a cold and stormy November afternoon at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Some of my fellow guests decided to stay indoors but not me. I love challenging weather, so I bundled up and headed outside with our guides Terry and Andy. There was a polar bear hanging around near the lodge, though he seemed quite restless, moving around a lot, perhaps in search of shelter from the storm. Suddenly, a fox appeared and started following the polar bear. I was lucky to capture the moment when the polar bear and the fox stood next to each other in harmony as though they were best friends, facing the freezing wind of the Arctic together."
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#tbt #togetherness #inthistogether #polarbear #redfox #fox #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #travelwriter #wildlifephotography

FACING THE STORM TOGETHER :: photo and story by @takkiwrites
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"It was a cold and stormy November afternoon at Seal River Heritage Lodge. Some of my fellow guests decided to stay indoors but not me. I love challenging weather, so I bundled up and headed outside with our guides Terry and Andy. There was a polar bear hanging around near the lodge, though he seemed quite restless, moving around a lot, perhaps in search of shelter from the storm. Suddenly, a fox appeared and started following the polar bear. I was lucky to capture the moment when the polar bear and the fox stood next to each other in harmony as though they were best friends, facing the freezing wind of the Arctic together."
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#tbt #togetherness #inthistogether #polarbear #redfox #fox #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #travelwriter #wildlifephotography
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Who gets the right of way here? 

This rare traffic jam was captured at Dymond Lake Ecolodge back in 2015 and shared with us by Erik and Diane Hoffer. It's #11 in our countdown to World Tourism Day!

#worldtourismday2020 #churchillwild #polarbears #wildpolarbears #polarbearcubs #mamabear #dymondlakeecolodge #wildlifelodge #safari #arcticsafari #hudsonbay #arcticocean #churchill #manitoba #arcticwildlife #blueskies #snow #borealforest #treeline #wildlifephotography #adventuretravel #ecotourism #polarbeartours #wilderness #exploremb #explorecanada

Who gets the right of way here?

This rare traffic jam was captured at Dymond Lake Ecolodge back in 2015 and shared with us by Erik and Diane Hoffer. It's #11 in our countdown to World Tourism Day!

#worldtourismday2020 #churchillwild #polarbears #wildpolarbears #polarbearcubs #mamabear #dymondlakeecolodge #wildlifelodge #safari #arcticsafari #hudsonbay #arcticocean #churchill #manitoba #arcticwildlife #blueskies #snow #borealforest #treeline #wildlifephotography #adventuretravel #ecotourism #polarbeartours #wilderness #exploremb #explorecanada
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It's a strange year for us and for all our fellow tourism operators. Each spring, we anticipate the re-opening of our lodges, we look forward to meeting guests from around the world, and when it's all over, cherish the memories that come out of a season. This year, all that has changed due to the pandemic. Our lodges are closed and we feel a little lost. 

The importance of tourism to communities, economies and conservation efforts seems more apparent than ever right now. With World Tourism Day taking place on September 27, we decided to put something special together for you. 

We've put together a collection of 20 guest photos that depict the magic of travel and tourism as experienced on our safaris. From now until World Tourism Day, we'll share one photo each day. Enjoy!

20. Photo by Christie Allen, @hudsonroadphotography, taken in August 2017 at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
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#worldtourismday2020 #tourism #ecotourism #sustainabletourism #ecolodges #nanukpolarbearlodge #natgeolodges #polarbears #polarbearcub #mamabear #churchillwild #polarbeartours #arcticsafaris #safari #gonorth #hudsonbay #churchill #canada #traveldreams #travelagainsoon #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #travelmemories

It's a strange year for us and for all our fellow tourism operators. Each spring, we anticipate the re-opening of our lodges, we look forward to meeting guests from around the world, and when it's all over, cherish the memories that come out of a season. This year, all that has changed due to the pandemic. Our lodges are closed and we feel a little lost.

The importance of tourism to communities, economies and conservation efforts seems more apparent than ever right now. With World Tourism Day taking place on September 27, we decided to put something special together for you.

We've put together a collection of 20 guest photos that depict the magic of travel and tourism as experienced on our safaris. From now until World Tourism Day, we'll share one photo each day. Enjoy!

20. Photo by Christie Allen, @hudsonroadphotography, taken in August 2017 at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
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#worldtourismday2020 #tourism #ecotourism #sustainabletourism #ecolodges #nanukpolarbearlodge #natgeolodges #polarbears #polarbearcub #mamabear #churchillwild #polarbeartours #arcticsafaris #safari #gonorth #hudsonbay #churchill #canada #traveldreams #travelagainsoon #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #travelmemories
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Family Tree #wolves #wolvesofnanuk #savethewolves #blackandwhite #nanukpolarbearlodge #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #kaskacoast #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Family Tree #wolves #wolvesofnanuk #savethewolves #blackandwhite #nanukpolarbearlodge #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #kaskacoast #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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Frozen Wave

In the soft evening sun, even plain snow drifts start looking like pieces of art.

#snow #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #manitoba #canada #parksofcanada #sharecangeo #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #earthcapture #bbcearth

Frozen Wave

In the soft evening sun, even plain snow drifts start looking like pieces of art.

#snow #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #manitoba #canada #parksofcanada #sharecangeo #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #earthcapture #bbcearth
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Say 'cheese'! 📷 It's World Photography Day! 📷 

We've got the most amazing collection of polar bear photos thanks to all the talented photographers who've visited us over the years. This one, taken by @fast_dennis, is one of our many faves. 

#polarbear #fireweed #worldphotographyday #wildflowers #wildpolarbears #churchillwild #polarbeartours #sealriverheritagelodge #nanukpolarbearlodge #dymondlakeecolodge #willdlifelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #landscapephotography #worldphotoday #safari #photosafari #arcticwildlife #hudsonbay #churchill #manitoba #canada #exploremb #explorecanada

Say 'cheese'! 📷 It's World Photography Day! 📷

We've got the most amazing collection of polar bear photos thanks to all the talented photographers who've visited us over the years. This one, taken by @fast_dennis, is one of our many faves.

#polarbear #fireweed #worldphotographyday #wildflowers #wildpolarbears #churchillwild #polarbeartours #sealriverheritagelodge #nanukpolarbearlodge #dymondlakeecolodge #willdlifelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #landscapephotography #worldphotoday #safari #photosafari #arcticwildlife #hudsonbay #churchill #manitoba #canada #exploremb #explorecanada
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I almost missed International Polar Bear Day, a day to celebrate the wonder of Polar bears, like this handsome male bear I saw a couple of years ago as he was snoozing on the tundra on the shores of Hudson Bay. It was late afternoon in the late summer and he was extremely sleepy, doing his best to conserve his energy while waiting for the big freeze to start. .
International Polar Bear Day is also a day to take action to preserve their sea ice home. Polar bears rely on Arctic sea ice to hunt their seal prey. As the global climate continues to warm, Arctic sea ice forms later and melts sooner, threatening the future of polar bears and the entire arctic ecosystem. Check polarbearsinternational for ideas on small but effective changes we can all make to reverse these changes and preserve the Polar Bears Arctic home.
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#bear #polarbear #ursusmaritimus #polarbears #sealriverlodge  #manitoba #northernmanitoba #churchillwild #arcticsafari #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nikon #explorecanada #exploremanitoba #canadianwildlife  #bbcwildlifepotd #wild #wildandfree #earthcapture bbcearth #sharecangeo #opcmag #canadiancreatives #femalenaturephotographycom #womeninphotography #women_wildlife_photography 
#internationalpolarbearday #polarbearsinternational #ipbd #saveourseaice  #voteforclimate

I almost missed International Polar Bear Day, a day to celebrate the wonder of Polar bears, like this handsome male bear I saw a couple of years ago as he was snoozing on the tundra on the shores of Hudson Bay. It was late afternoon in the late summer and he was extremely sleepy, doing his best to conserve his energy while waiting for the big freeze to start. .
International Polar Bear Day is also a day to take action to preserve their sea ice home. Polar bears rely on Arctic sea ice to hunt their seal prey. As the global climate continues to warm, Arctic sea ice forms later and melts sooner, threatening the future of polar bears and the entire arctic ecosystem. Check polarbearsinternational for ideas on small but effective changes we can all make to reverse these changes and preserve the Polar Bears Arctic home.
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#bear #polarbear #ursusmaritimus #polarbears #sealriverlodge #manitoba #northernmanitoba #churchillwild #arcticsafari #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nikon #explorecanada #exploremanitoba #canadianwildlife #bbcwildlifepotd #wild #wildandfree #earthcapture bbcearth #sharecangeo #opcmag #canadiancreatives #femalenaturephotographycom #womeninphotography #women_wildlife_photography
#internationalpolarbearday #polarbearsinternational #ipbd #saveourseaice #voteforclimate
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Travel can be stressful, sure, but it's also restorative, educational, centering, and (hopefully) filled with some peaceful moments.

This soothing photo is #9 in our countdown to World Tourism Day, courtesy of @tedjohnjacobs. Ted snapped this photo near Seal River Heritage Lodge during our Arctic Safari back in September of 2018. 

#worldtourismday2020 #sustainabletourism #polarbeartours #wildpolarbears #polarbear #wildlifemoments #wildlifephotography #landscapephotography #churchillwildsafaris #arcticsafari #safari #sealriverheritagelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #experientialtravel #reflectionphotography #peaceful #naturalworld #tundra #hudsonbay #arcticwildlife #canadianwildlife #canada #exploremb

Travel can be stressful, sure, but it's also restorative, educational, centering, and (hopefully) filled with some peaceful moments.

This soothing photo is #9 in our countdown to World Tourism Day, courtesy of @tedjohnjacobs. Ted snapped this photo near Seal River Heritage Lodge during our Arctic Safari back in September of 2018.

#worldtourismday2020 #sustainabletourism #polarbeartours #wildpolarbears #polarbear #wildlifemoments #wildlifephotography #landscapephotography #churchillwildsafaris #arcticsafari #safari #sealriverheritagelodge #ecolodge #natgeolodges #experientialtravel #reflectionphotography #peaceful #naturalworld #tundra #hudsonbay #arcticwildlife #canadianwildlife #canada #exploremb
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Leave A Light On #auroraborealis #northernlights #lodgelife #nanukpolarbearlodge #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #kaskacoast #memories #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Leave A Light On #auroraborealis #northernlights #lodgelife #nanukpolarbearlodge #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #kaskacoast #memories #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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We've just announced the winning photos in our 11th annual guest photo contest! This photo won 1st place in our Polar Bear category, and was taken by Karen Fowlie.
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Check out our blog for more winning photos and a link to the full gallery! https://www.churchillwild.com/polar-bear-blog/
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#photocontest #polarbear #wildlifephotography #portrait #churchillwild #polarbearviewing #wildpolarbears #safari #arcticsafari #wildlifelodge #ecolodges #natgeolodges #phototours #wildlifetours #churchill #hudsonbay #canada #adventuretravel

We've just announced the winning photos in our 11th annual guest photo contest! This photo won 1st place in our Polar Bear category, and was taken by Karen Fowlie.
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Check out our blog for more winning photos and a link to the full gallery! https://www.churchillwild.com/polar-bear-blog/
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#photocontest #polarbear #wildlifephotography #portrait #churchillwild #polarbearviewing #wildpolarbears #safari #arcticsafari #wildlifelodge #ecolodges #natgeolodges #phototours #wildlifetours #churchill #hudsonbay #canada #adventuretravel
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Arctic Spirits

When the aurora dances across the sky, the spirits of our ancestors are looking over us. It may only be an ancient myth, but it sure is a nice and comforting belief.

By the way, the lights on the horizon are the lights of Churchill, approximately 60 miles away!

#auroraborealis #northernlights #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #manitoba #canada #canadawildlife #parksofcanada #sharecangeo #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #bbcearth

Arctic Spirits

When the aurora dances across the sky, the spirits of our ancestors are looking over us. It may only be an ancient myth, but it sure is a nice and comforting belief.

By the way, the lights on the horizon are the lights of Churchill, approximately 60 miles away!

#auroraborealis #northernlights #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #manitoba #canada #canadawildlife #parksofcanada #sharecangeo #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #bbcearth
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A mother will take care of her cub for almost 3 years.  And I must admit this is one of the most beautiful sight I witnessed in nature.

Unfortunately, there won't be any more polar bears soon if we don't double up our effort to reduce our carbon footprint.

#protectourearth #natureconservation
#travelphotographers #wildlifeart #travelphotooftheday #travelphoto #ig_naturegallery #igbest_animals #ig_photo #travelphotograpy #travellog #igbestshots #fineartphotograph #travelgrams #wildlifeonearth #polarbear #fineartlandscape #ig_naturepictures #wildlifephotos #travelcanada #fineartnature #animal_captures #wildlifetour #animalart #sonya9 #sony100400gm #churchillwildsafaris #sealriverheritagelodge

A mother will take care of her cub for almost 3 years. And I must admit this is one of the most beautiful sight I witnessed in nature.

Unfortunately, there won't be any more polar bears soon if we don't double up our effort to reduce our carbon footprint.

#protectourearth #natureconservation
#travelphotographers #wildlifeart #travelphotooftheday #travelphoto #ig_naturegallery #igbest_animals #ig_photo #travelphotograpy #travellog #igbestshots #fineartphotograph #travelgrams #wildlifeonearth #polarbear #fineartlandscape #ig_naturepictures #wildlifephotos #travelcanada #fineartnature #animal_captures #wildlifetour #animalart #sonya9 #sony100400gm #churchillwildsafaris #sealriverheritagelodge
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Polar Bear - What’s Happening? #polarbear #nanukpolarbearlodge #manitoba #canada #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #hudsonbay #westernhudsonbay #lateafternoon #fall #churchillwildsafaris #churchillwild #bear #scent #lateafternoonlight #internationalpolarbearday

Polar Bear - What’s Happening? #polarbear #nanukpolarbearlodge #manitoba #canada #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #hudsonbay #westernhudsonbay #lateafternoon #fall #churchillwildsafaris #churchillwild #bear #scent #lateafternoonlight #internationalpolarbearday ...

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Eternal Moment #auroraborealis #northernlights #nighttime #nanukpolarbearlodge #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #kaskacoast #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Eternal Moment #auroraborealis #northernlights #nighttime #nanukpolarbearlodge #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #kaskacoast #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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Mom, That’s Embarrassing #polarbears #momandcub #coy #cuboftheyear #playfulbear #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #shootthelight #hudsonbaycoast #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Mom, That’s Embarrassing #polarbears #momandcub #coy #cuboftheyear #playfulbear #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #shootthelight #hudsonbaycoast #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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Now is the time of year we would normally be looking to get images of Polar Bears in the contrasting patches of fireweed at Seal River Lodge. But since the Lodge is not open this Summer, I went back in the archives to find this posing pair. #polarbearsinfireweed #polarbears #sealriverlodge #churchillwild #wildlifephotograghy

Now is the time of year we would normally be looking to get images of Polar Bears in the contrasting patches of fireweed at Seal River Lodge. But since the Lodge is not open this Summer, I went back in the archives to find this posing pair. #polarbearsinfireweed #polarbears #sealriverlodge #churchillwild #wildlifephotograghy ...

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Happy World Kindness Day! ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 

If there's one thing we can all agree on right now, it's that we're weary. Weary of lockdowns and restrictions and missing out on the things we love. We can't travel, we can't see friends, we can't gather. But you know what will make it all a bit easier? Being kind. Be kind to yourself, and to each other. Especially to those whom you may think don't deserve your kindness -- that's where it could make the biggest difference. 

Photo by @nateinthewild

#worldkindnessday #bekind #kindiscontagious

Happy World Kindness Day! ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜

If there's one thing we can all agree on right now, it's that we're weary. Weary of lockdowns and restrictions and missing out on the things we love. We can't travel, we can't see friends, we can't gather. But you know what will make it all a bit easier? Being kind. Be kind to yourself, and to each other. Especially to those whom you may think don't deserve your kindness -- that's where it could make the biggest difference.

Photo by @nateinthewild

#worldkindnessday #bekind #kindiscontagious
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White Wonderland #arctixfox #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #memories #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

White Wonderland #arctixfox #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #memories #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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Coastline #sunset #bluehour #bigfreeze #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #manitoba #canada #canadawildlife #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #wildlifephotography

Coastline #sunset #bluehour #bigfreeze #sealriverheritagelodge #natgeolodges #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #manitoba #canada #canadawildlife #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #wildlifephotography ...

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Just Kiddin‘ #arcticfoxes #foxfight #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #memories #2019 #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Just Kiddin‘ #arcticfoxes #foxfight #sealriverheritagelodge #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #memories #2019 #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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Nunavut Sunset #sunset #seaice #nunavut #manitoba #canada #nanukpolarbearlodge #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #kaskacoast #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer

Nunavut Sunset #sunset #seaice #nunavut #manitoba #canada #nanukpolarbearlodge #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #kaskacoast #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer ...

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Love Song

Experiencing a pack of wild wolves already is a magical experience. But listening to their song really touches your heart. A true love song!

#wolves #wolvesofnanuk #wolvessong #howlingwolves #nanukpolarbearlodge #natgeolodges #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #kaskacoast #manitoba #canada #canadawildlife #parksofcanada #sharecangeo #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #bbcearth

Love Song

Experiencing a pack of wild wolves already is a magical experience. But listening to their song really touches your heart. A true love song!

#wolves #wolvesofnanuk #wolvessong #howlingwolves #nanukpolarbearlodge #natgeolodges #denemergencequest #churchillwild #churchillwildsafaris #hudsonbaycoast #hudsonbay #kaskacoast #manitoba #canada #canadawildlife #parksofcanada #sharecangeo #sonyalpha #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wanderlust #photooftheday #arctic #travel #bbcfrozenplanet #outdoorphotography #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #bbcearth
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Our annual guest photo contest wraps up today and we can't wait to share the results with you! This photo was an entry to our very first contest back in 2009, taken by Gary Potts.
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#photocontest #churchillwildsafaris #polarbears #sparring #snow #bluesky #tundra #wildlifephotography #wildpolarbears #tbt #arcticsafaris #ecolodges #natgeolodges #travelinspo #churchill #hudsonbay #canada #stayhome #armchairtravel

Our annual guest photo contest wraps up today and we can't wait to share the results with you! This photo was an entry to our very first contest back in 2009, taken by Gary Potts.
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#photocontest #churchillwildsafaris #polarbears #sparring #snow #bluesky #tundra #wildlifephotography #wildpolarbears #tbt #arcticsafaris #ecolodges #natgeolodges #travelinspo #churchill #hudsonbay #canada #stayhome #armchairtravel
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Seal River Heritage Lodge Instagram Photos
Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge Instagram Photos
Dymond Lake Ecolodge Instagram Photos

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