Polar Bear Blog

Return to Seal River results in more fabulous photos for Skillens

Poar bear cubs at Seal River Lodge, Churchill Wild, Andy Skillen photo
Polar bear cubs at Seal River Lodge

by Mike Reimer, Churchill Wild Head Honcho, with photos by Andy Skillen

Every winter we await with much anticipation the return of gyrfalcons and snowy owls to our wild coast. Andy Skillen, back for his second Polar Bear Photo Safari at Seal River Lodge with his wife Carrie, captured the fabulous shot below of an angry gang of hoary redpolls driving a dark phase gyrfalcon out of their turf.

Hoary redpolls gang up on gyrfalcon at Seal River
Hoary redpolls gang up on gyrfalcon at Seal River

Nice going Andy! It obviously pays to take your eyes off the polar bears once in a while to see what else is going on around you, but we would never want to miss…

The softer side of polar bears
The softer side of polar bears

And the sunrises and sunsets at Churchill Wild’s Arctic Safaris on the Hudson Bay coast rival anything you’ll see on an African Safari, albeit in a slightly chillier setting! Andy captured the sunset below after another wonderful day of hiking with polar bears at Seal River.

Sunset at Seal River
Sunset at Seal River

Thank you Andy! You are now entitled to some…

R & R polar bear style
R & R polar bear style

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